March 2004
Banksia robur
Banksia robur
This photos just doesn't capture the unbelievable metallic blue/green colour of the flower.
Not long afterwards, the whole bush blew over in a storm. I was going to take it away,
but found it still had a root in the ground so I left it lying where it fell. A few months
later it was still happily growing with new branches sprouting vertically from the horizontal trunk!

irrigation bed
We must install 300 drip irrigators from our treatment plant, so I had this new
raised bed created and covered it with mulch, ready to plant.

irrigation bed
This the other end of the new bed.
I wonder how it will be looking this time next year

irrigation bed
The same bed, looking from the other direction.
Should be plenty of room for a few new plants

next - May 2004

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