Think Native Plants this Spring Baranduda Land Care Photos & Text: Glen Johnson, BLC Secretary The warmer months are just around the corner, & Baranduda Land Care (BLC) encourages gardeners planning their spring planting to check out the vast range of native species suitable to our area. See our Planting Guide overleaf. Wattles (Acacia) & Banksia’s provide insects & high nectar flows attracting a range of native birds Native & especially locally indigenous plants are: • Drought adapted (water wise = less/no watering) Grevillea – Hardy, drought resistant, long- flowering & loved by Honeyeaters • Wildlife friendly (attract native birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs) = less introduced birds • Hardy – adapted to soils & climate (minimal/nil feeding/fertilisers required) • Less susceptible to pests and diseases (no chemicals). New Holland Honeyeater – Baranduda resident where native gardens occur. No matter how small your yard, with some imagination & Cut-leaf Daisy Brachycome multifida appropriate plant selection by you and your neighbours, blue wrens, parrots, and a suite of honeyeaters can be a year round feature of your garden. Purple Coral Pea (Hardenbergia violacea) provides great colour in spring Join BLC’s Nest Box Program Sugar Gliders – relatively common in well treed corridors Native Daisies - like this Showy Podolepis provide extended colour and are Butterfly food plants. Native Gardens serve to attract and provide year round habitat (food and shelter) for our native birds, butterflies and a variety of other native wildlife, including the threatened Tuan and Squirrel Glider.
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