Thursday, July 16, 2009

Among the cockies' tongues - after 20 years!

It was such a glorious day yesterday that anything outdoorsy was going to be nice, but planting in the Cottesloe Native Garden on Broome Street was particularly lovely - amongst the spectacular flowering cockies' tongues (Templetonia retusa). We put in some new Acacia lasiocarpa (dune moses), Hardenbergia comptoniana (native wisteria), Dianella revoluta and some more cockies' tongues.
The morning's work was all the more special for me because I'd been there, doing the same thing, about 20 years ago when I was at Seaview Kindergarten (which is right next to the garden - a lovely spot). The banksia I planted all those years ago is still thriving! (At least I think it's the same one, and I'm willing to claim it!) Even better, there was another Seaview alum (also called Kate) in the planting team so it was quite the reunion. I'll look forward to dropping by in another 20 years to see all those acacias and templetonias flourishing.

Yesterday also marked the last planting session for the year for the
dedicated CCA team - congratulations on getting 3000 plants in this year!
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(thanks for sending CCA this note for our blog Kate. We love to have enthusiastic young people join us in our work but what a special thrill to work with Kate and Kate where they planted trees as kindy kids!
Thanks to Elena's Mum, Merinda for the photos.)

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