Sunday, 23 December 2007

XMas in the bushland

Today felt like summer! The Easterly wind promised heat later in the day. John and I set off to pull veldgrass - whieh we found plenty of. Just before finishing we came across an infestation of fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum.
We didn't have enough time to remove all of the plants - will have to come back and remove the rest - but we did remove the seed heads - which were already shedding their seeds.

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Sunday, 16 December 2007

Continuing veldgrass removal

John, Bronwen, Dorothy, and Kim joined in this morning to continue our veldgrass removal program. The veldgrass is scattered through the bushland, clumps about 1 mitre apart, mostly very small, a couple of larger ones that survived the spraying in spring. Removing them now reduces likelihood of plants producing more seeds during summer after each rain.

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Monday, 10 December 2007

Veldgrass weeding over summer

Now that the winter weeding frenzy has eased off we are moving into our summer weeding pattern, mainly focusing on Veldgrass, Pelargonium, Victorian Ti Tree, and any other weeds that we notice. This pattern will continue till next Autumn when the rains come and bring up the winter weeds.
While weeding in the bushland we came across this unfamiliar wattle - well over 2 metres tall, deep green bipinate phylodes - do you know what it is? (click on link to live map below to see the location).

It is currently producing seeds - has long seed pods, black seeds.

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