Now that the stump is out I’ve planted some more Lilly Pillys around the border of the guest cottage. I love Lilly Pillys as hedging plants because they are fast growing and drought tolerant.
Below is part of the hedge I planted 2 years ago. It’s now over 2 metres high and each summer produces fruit that can be used for jam. The fruit tastes very much like a tart Apple. I like eating them straight from the tree.
Along the bottom are Liriope, a type of clumping grass, which act as a natural border. They work well since they are dense and retain any mulch within the garden beds.
Liriope are like a giant mondo grass. They don’t spread and are evergreen. In summer they produce these beautiful purple flowers and seed heavily. I need to harvest the seed this summer and plant as many seedlings as possible. I probably need at least 500 more plants to use around High-Water as border plants and at $12-$15 per plant in nurseries it makes sense to raise them from seed.