My first project on the property is a small memorial orchard at the southern boundary, dedicated to the asylum seekers and refugees who died on or as a result of the LNP’s offshore detention regime since 2013.
Each tree will have a name plaque installed alongside it.
I'll only be planting native edibles or medicinals on the property.
I’m not sure of exact numbers yet but estimate around two dozen. Just waiting for the wonderful people at the Kaldor Centre who are assisting with researching names and numbers because Home Affairs wouldn’t provide the information.
Here are a few plaques/stakes that are ready to go
Trees, shrubs and other native edibles planted so far:
6 x Macadamia
1 x Lemon myrtle
1 x Cinnamon myrtle
1 x Native ginger
2 x Native mulberry
6 x Orange berry
2 x Cedar Bay cherry
1 x Aniseed Myrtle
2 x Midyim Berry (potted)
3 x Finger lime
2 x Atherton Raspberry
2 x Wild Current
3 x Muntrie plant
4 x Native pigface
4 x Warrigal greens (potted)
2 x Native violet (potted)
6 x Lilly Pilly Baby Boomer (front boundary Hedge)
In addition, I'm working on two small garden beds, one each named for Kopika and Tharnicca - the two Aussie born toddlers kidnapped, imprisoned and detained for over three years by the crud in the Australian government.
Newly planted Macadamias - early May 2022
Myrtle patch, L to R: Aniseed, Cinnamon, Lemon
Lilly Pilly hedge-fence build in progress - early May 2022
I decided to put stuff in the middle of the front boundary hedge to break it up a bit. Facing the street, a letterbox. On the other side, the suar wood hand as a birdbath.
I've also placed a street facing bench right at the end of the hedge where the driveway will eventually go. Mid May 2022.
I commissioned an indigenous themed aluminium composite feature to hide the ugly water tank. It has been manufactured - just waiting for the tank to be straightened.