Planting has just become so much easier with our new Mark 2 hole digging auger.
We had a great team from Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) join us on Tuesday to get the last of our 4000 plants in the ground this year. Mike is showing them our “deep hole” planting technique and the team got on with the job with gusto.
Our Green Army team spent another week with us in July and gave us a finishing boost with their enthusiasm and hard work. At Dutch Inn five year old Thomas Cooper and his mother Karin joined in to help with the weeding.
This year we have 4000 seedlings all grown from local provenance seed (which was collected and cleaned by our volunteers). Two nurseries have grown the plants for us and Town of Cottesloe have paid for the plants.
Malte and Leander from a rural area in Northern Germany concentrated on spotting and removing some very invasive Euphorbia species from our Dutch Inn site.
We have had varied weather conditions on our planting days again this year. You might have read an earlier posting about Coastcare for Singles on a very ‘wild and woolly’ day in May!
Sunday’s hot weather did not stop a small team of Coastcarers from attacking the weeds at Dutch Inn. We were glad to have some extra help from our local Bunnings store as well as UWA volunteers.
We had a great team from Woodside on Friday who came with CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia) for a day’s planting at Dutch Inn near the south groyne.
We are well under way with our planting for 2011. You can see in the photos that on Friday 21st May the wet weather and strong wind did not deter a great team of enthusiastic and expert volunteers.