NATIVE GARDENING

At Booyong, to attract birds and wildlife Australian Natives have been planted around the cabin and gardens. We are so blessed to have a large variety of incredible birds at the property and would like to provide them with safe places to enjoy. The fact that we get to see them too is an added bonus!

Up until recently, we have been challenged by the presence of Eastern Grey Kangaroos , swamp wallabies and possums who enjoy eating the lovely young leaves of newly planted natives. This has resulted in the need to create protective barriers around new plants for twelve months until the plants are established and less enticing.

A garden plan has been created as recommended in Angus Stewart & A Bishop's Book "The Australian Native Garden". I have done this by hand so it can be easily amended and to enable some time and creativity away from the computer screen.

We have been inspired by many sources so far including the local Greenbourne Nursery at Wauchope, Malcolm and Jenny at Boongala Gardens and our local environment at home in Sydney.

Species List

Argyrodendron Actinophyllum - Black Booyong
Acacia Echinula - Hedgehog Wattle
Actinodium cunninghamii - Swamp Daisy
Alyogyne Huegelii - White Swan
Alyogyne Hakeifolia - Native Hibiscus                                                                                                                                                     Amyema species – Mistletoe
Araucaria bidwillii - Bunya Nut Tree                                                                                                                                                  Araucaria Cunninghamii - Hoop Pine Tree                                                                  
Argyrodendron Actinophyllum - Black Booyong
Backhousia Angustifalia - Curry Myrtle
Backhousia Citriodora - Lemon Scented Myrtle
Baeckea camphorate - Camphor Bush
Banksia Birthday Candles
Banksia Giant Candles
Banksia integrifolia - Coast banksia
Banksia Prostrate
Brachychton Discolor
Bursaria Spinosa - Native Blackthorn
Calytrix tetragona - Common Fringe Myrtle
Callistemon viminalis - Dwarf B-brush 'Little John'
Dockrillia linguiformis - Tongue Orchid
Einadi Hastatam- Berry Saltbush
Ericaflora’s Fanfare – Planted Sept 2019
Ericaflora’s Rasberry Ripple – Planted Sept 2019
Elaeocarpus reticulatus - Blueberry Ash                                                                                                                                                   Ficus auriculata - Roxburgh Fig
Ficus coronata - Sandpaper Fig
Gmelina Leichhardtii - White Beech
Grevillea juniperina - Carpet Queen
Grevillea - Dargan Hill
Grevillea fililoba - Ellendale
Grevillea Glassidenia v Venusta
Grevillea - Jolly swagman
Grevillea - Fireworks
Grevillea - Forest Rambler                                                                                                                                                              Grevillea Curviloba - Trailing White Cinamon
Grevillea - Jollyswagman
Grevillea - Forest Rambler
Grevillea - Hilliana - Endangered Species    
Grevillea - Lemon Supreme (G.preissii x G.Olivacea)
Grevillea - Lollypops (Grevillea banksii x nana)
Grevillea Lanigera Prostrate - Prostrate Wooly Bush                                                                                                                   Grevillea - Majestic Grevillea Moonlight                                                                                                                                    Grevillea Poorinda - Royal Mantle
Grevillea Sericea - Silky Grevillea                                                                                                                                                       Grevillea Rosmarinifolia - Scarlet Sprite
Grevillea Venusta - Byfield Spider Flower                                                                                                                                        Hakea 'Burrendong Beauty'                                                                                                                                                                     Hibiscus Barambah Creek                                                                                                                                                             Hymenosporum Flavum - Native Frangipani
Isopogan anemonifolius - "Sunshine" Drumsticks"
Jacksonia scoparia – Dogwood
Leucophyta Brownii – Cushion Bush
Malaleuca Fulgens - Scarlet Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca Nodusa – Prickly Leaved Paperbark
Melaleuca Thymifolia - Pink lace
Mesembryanthemum floribundum – Pink
Ptilotus exaltatus - ‘Joey’ – Mulla Mulla
Pimelea Ferruginea - Bonnie Petite (Pink Rice Flower)
Podocarpus elatus - Plum pine
Prostanthera phylicifolia - Spiked mint-bush
Ptilotus exaltatus - ‘Joey’ – Mulla Mulla                                                                                                                                          Pteridium esculentum – Brackern Fern
Randia fitzalanii - Native Gardenia
Rhodasphaera Rhondanthema - Deep Yellow Wood Tree
Syzygium smithii – Native Lily Pilly
Syzygium wilsonii - Watergum, Plum Satinash
Stenocarpus sinuatus - Firewheel Tree
Syzygium Wilsonii - Powderpuff Lilly Pilly
Thelychiton kingianus - Pink rock lily                                                                                                                                             Trema tomentose - Poison Peach                                                                                                                                                        Viola headracea - Native Violet                                                                                                                                                            Wisteria

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