Gardens for Wildlife

Natives on display

Natives on display

At this time of the year it is hard to leave the garden when you have the chance to spend a few hours in the spring sun planting and weeding and generally being glad that the weather is warm enough to really enjoy being outside. But I did take advantage of the Wildflower Spectacular at the City Hall in Hobart recently. It was a great event that combined displays with a number of specialist native  plant nurseries providing a wonderful selection of the plants on display.

Nature takes over Hobart City Hall at the Wildflower Spectacular

Nature takes over Hobart City Hall at the Wildflower Spectacular

It is always good to be able to see mature specimens and plants in flower as well as to pick up ideas for your own garden. I was delighted to see a display from the Tasmanian Bushland Garden that I opened earlier in the year and I also enjoyed the art section where local botanical artists had their work for sale.

The Tasmanian Bushland Gardens were there showing local natives

The Tasmanian Bushland Gardens were there showing local natives

Some wonderful art on show

Some wonderful art on show

But for me the Understorey Network’s promotion of Gardens for Wildlife took the cake. Demonstrating how suburban gardens can be designed and planted to encourage native birds, they attracted lots of community interest and hopefully new members.

The Understorey Network had a wonderful display

The Understorey Network showed how gardens can be friendly to wildlife and the eye

I have just joined and will be really proud to put the sign on my fence. With native birds and animals under such pressure from loss of habitat, it is good to be part of a solution. But they had no solution to the problem of blackbirds which continue to harass small birds which visit my garden.

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  1. Excellent Christine. Hope to see that sign on your fence soon. Welcome to Gardens for Wildlife from a fellow garden for wildlifer.

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