I commenced work on cleaning this area which is Parish land on the southern side of Hollingworth Creek in 2008.
2008-Hollingworth Creek winding its way from the river out to the Tuncester flats.
2008-Wilson River at Lismore. Hollingworth Creek enters the river on the LHS just past the lower bridge over the Wilson River.
July 2008- The lantana, privet and vines started at the top of this photo. It was so thick you could not see the creek from where this photo was taken. There were 11 Coral Trees. The vines had grown to the top of the mature trees you can see in the foreground.
July 2008- This area was covered in thick grass reeds and there were 3 Coral trees that needed clearing. On the far bank another 2 Coral Trees were cleared.
July 2008- This bank was heavily infested with asparagus, balloon, convulvus vines, privet and lantana. This area had been used for illegal dumping of concrete, tiles, bricks and timber. Also the usual Coral trees.
September 2008-Presentation of Table to Nev Steenson, a very good worker for the school and Parish over many years.
May 2009-Minor Flooding before planting had really got underway.
May 2009-Minor Flood
January 2010-The first trees are underway.
January 2010-Early Growth of Lomandra and a few trees.
January 2010-4 Plants are growing on Eastern Corner of Gardens.
January 2010-Bottom section-grass growing back.
August 2010-a small Blackwood and a few shrubs.
August 2010-Eastern garden a Red Cedar and a few River Oak.
August 2010-Nevs Table and the start of the Western Garden.
October 2010-Blackwood in foreground and Red Cedar on RHS.
February 2011-Eastern Garden.
February 2011-Lomandra and Lilly Pilly doing very well here.
February 2011-Bottom section looking good.
May 2011-Western end of main garden.
May 2011-Main garden coming along.
June 2011-Blue Quandong and Red Cedar. Cedars are being attacked by the Tip Moth.
June 2011-Lower section adjoining creek.
June 2011-Western End of main garden.
21 June 2012-Eastern Garden
21 June 2012-Blue Quandong, Red Cedar and Blackwood doing very well.
21 June 2012-Lomandra and Lilly Pilly group were amongst first planted.
21 June 2012-Another shot of main garden.
21 June 2012-Many Lomandra plants put in through here.
25 July 2012-Plants just starting in this garden.
25 July 2012-Main Garden looking East.
25 July 2012-Western garden has been planted.
25 July 2012-4 Bangalow Palms planted.
25 July 2012-Planting done in Western garden.
16 September 2012-Starting to plant out the bank with Lomandra.
9 September 2012-The second garden established below the main garden.
9 September 2012-Plants just starting.
February 2013-Blue Quandong and Lilly Pilly doing well.
29 January 2013-The gaps are gradually going and being filled with trees and shrubs.
January 2013-Minor Flooding-looking upstream.
January 2013-Minor Flooding-below main garden.
February 2013-This area right next to the creek seems to be quite slow growing. This garden is known as Kays garden as it was her idea and she did the bulk of the work setting it up.
17 February 2013-Loooking at the main garden from Child Care Centre.
17 February 2013-Growth of plants in lower garden very evident.
17 February 2013-Second section of garden has been added.
17 February 2013-Third garden added, note Lomandra and Lilly Pilly how well they are doing.
3 April 2013-Main Garden-very pleased with this.
19 April 2013-The main garden is going really well. The lower garden a little slow.
20/8/2013-Main Garden seems to be growing well.
20/8/2013-Western end of main garden is flourishing.
20/8/2013-Lower gardens are now growing steadily.
20/8/2013-Eastern Garden lost two trees to some type of insect/fungus attack. Red Cedars still being attacked by Tip Moths.