the verge garden
The verge garden has really proved itself to be sustainable. The reason it is never finished and needs more planting is because occasionally during the night someone, or ones, dig up plants and take them away. So there are gaps to filled. Which, in a way, is quite nice. I like to share, and I like having gaps to fill. On the other hand, it's a bit creepy, the thought of an anonymous person or people digging up plants in the dark.
Everything in the verge garden is native to Australia, because I weed out the violets, Euphorbia characis seedlings and any other interlopers.
The yellow flowers of newly planted conostylis setigera 'Lemon Lights' echo the yellow buttons of Chrysocephalum apiculatum, whose non botanical name is - no surprise here - Yellow Buttons.
I can't find the label for this cheery red flowered ground cover, and can't work out what it is. I wondered if it was Kennedia prostrate, or Running Postman. The flowers are similar but the leaf shape is wrong. Any id. help warmly welcomed.*
*Two people have identified the mystery plant. It's Grevillea nudiflora. Thanks so much, Marg and Brennie. Takes a village raise a child, and takes a community to id a plant!
I'm calling this the verge garden because this seems to be what it's called now. But all my life, until recently, it was called the nature strip. Mostly this strip of land between the road and the footpath grows grass, but I hate mowing and weeding grass and this is so much more interesting and pleasant.