|Swamp grass trees in flower|
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
~ Billy Ocean
I think I have made mention in the past that our place is situated in wallum country. Wallum country is native heathlands found on the eastern coast of Australia.
Last week, one of my favourite gardeners Jerry Coleby-Williams wrote about Wallum and Kowngan. He said that heathland grows in areas that are too tough for forest. "So" I thought to myself as I read that, "no easy forest living for me and my husband, we had to pick somewhere really tough."
Then my heart sank right into my boots when I read that our "Soils are extraordinarily impoverished even by Australian standards....."
I knew our soil was bad but extraordinarily impoverished? Ouch!
Although on the positive side Wallum country does have lots of interesting and beautiful plants. And we are lucky to have them pop up over the property. Some of my favourites are the bacon and egg plants, dianella, and the swamp grass trees.
Jerry's article has some lovely photos and a video too, and can be found here.