Bridget  - Native Garden
Funding for indigenous plants is through Melbourne Water Community Grants Schemes - Minor Projects Grants.
2002 - stage 1
Mulch supplied and delivered by Council Nursery.  Council Officers sprayed heavily weeded area

CCAW committee members lay wool carpet (upside down) over the spayed area of angled onion and spread mulch.

Finished spreading mulch and planted over 300 indigenous species.

late in 2003 committee members cleared rampant weeds in Bridget, and unfortunately had to  replace most of the original 300 grant plants during this working bee morning and an earlier afternoon - drought and some vandalism had taken their toll. 
2004 - stages 2&3
Volunteers from Vermont Lions helped with the first stage of clearing the willows in Bridget.  Gavan from Adelaide, Annette (a new volunteer) and of course A&V lugging the branches into a mountain which was later collected by Council.
May working bee Simon (ParksWide) chain-sawed whilst committee members dragged the branches out for later collection.

A&V drilled-n-filled the willow stumps (these little blighters won't be reshooting).

9 truck loads of mulch were delivered to Bridget stages 2&3 and then spread at consequent working bees.

National Tree Day was Sunday 25th July and a small number joined with people Australia wide by planting trees in Bridget and took the opportunity to put in shrubs, ground covers and grasses as well.

Over 700 plants are  now growing in stage 2 & 3 thanks to the rain which followed the planting. 

2005 - stage 4
January storm rains turned Bridget into a wetlands
Committee working bee set to work clearing the willows from stage 4 area

Laying cardboard and then covering with mulch

Planting of hundreds of indigenous tube stock

2006 - stage 5
Abbey Walk frontage, removal of woody weeds mainly willows, weeding area, laying cardboard and mulch and then planting about 600 to 700 indigenous species.
View prior to the start of willow removal

Willows removed

Delivery mulch on site

Spreading cardboard & mulch and weeding area

Planting indigenous seedlings, 6" pots and 'mats'

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