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Australian Bush Garden


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This is a short slideshow of some plants and some of the birds that regularly visit a backyard near the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia.

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Australian Bush Garden

  1. 1. An Australian Bush Garden Plants and Animals September 2007
  2. 2. Famous yellow Wattle or Acacia
  3. 3. Hibbertia climber
  4. 4. Cymbidium orchids
  5. 5. Small but colourful tree orchids
  6. 6. Rock Lily orchids
  7. 7. Kookaburra in a wattle
  8. 8. They usually come as a family …
  9. 9. Tawny Owls in a Casuarina
  10. 10. Tall red Kangaroo Paw
  11. 11. Kangaroo Paw, Lomandra and Kidney Weed groundcover Plants that are water-friendly
  12. 12. Kangaroo Paw from Western Australia has large green velvety paws
  13. 13. Kangaroo Paw crowd the space
  14. 14. Koala in a tree at Gunnedah A friend’s house in the country, right near the front door
  15. 15. Garden Features <ul><li>The backyard is quite large with lots of eucalypts and natural bush </li></ul><ul><li>Only Australian plants are grown </li></ul><ul><li>Once established they need less water than many imported plants </li></ul><ul><li>Australian ground covers are used to reduce need for water-guzzling lawn </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch of leaves and chipped wood from the yard also reduce water requirements </li></ul>