Hiding a tank or other structures

Recently I have noticed examples of gardeners trying to hide tanks. One was in Bacchus Marsh where some of the narrow 1000 litre tanks were used to form the side fence. They were covered in ring-lock fencing and covered with climbing geraniums. The other example is at the Melton Botanic Gardens where a larger tank is gradually being hidden by the native clematis, Clematis microphylla.

 

 

 

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A Bounty of Banksias

In July there was a great display of various banksias at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. There are quite a few cultivars now available that are suitable for small gardens.

Native Plants for smaller gardens

Here are some ideas for native plants that provide colour and interest in smaller gardens. Some places to visit to see a range of native plants are Cranbourne and Melton Botanic Gardens. The Hoffman Walk at Lara is also worth a visit. In spring there will be a number of native flower shows, that showcase what grows well in local gardens. Lookout for the Pomonal and Ballarat events.

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