PLANT OF THE WEEK
At this time of year (late summer in Australia), there’s a spectacular tree in some parks and gardens that is full of the native birdlife because they’re after the nectar laden bright red flowers.
|Stenocarpus sinuatus : firewheel tree|
I'm talking with Adrian O”Malley, horticulturist and native plant expert.
Sometimes, the nectar ferments in the hot sun making the birds a little more jolly.
DESIGN ELEMENTSWhat Next After Fire?
This series is about the task of assessing and rebuilding a garden after a fire event.
There may be burnt trees and shrubs on your property, but can you just get out the chainsaw, axe or other pruning tools and chop them down?
|Yep, burnt ground and trees after fire|
Let’s find out.
That was Wayne van Balen, immediate past president of the Institute of Horticulture and Manager of the registered horticulturist program.
A fire event is not open slather to remove trees and shrubs from your property unless there’s a risk of person or property damage.
Assessment has to be done first.