Assorted Collection of Photos

The first four photos are of a garden edge where Vetiver is used with native plants as a mulch creator and barrier to ‘invasive’ grasses as they try to enter the bed. This bed also demonstrates that shade-loving plants such as the strappy green Lomandra hystrix could be planted with Vetiver to replace the hedge when it is potentially shaded out during successful reveg projects that close canopy. This bed faces north and the Vetiver and Lomandra both provide weed and evaporation reduction to the garden within.

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Wet Propagation Area Cutting Trial

Autumn and Winter had heavy rainfall culminating in the late Summer growth being inundated for over 3 months. It’s theorised here that long-term inundation may damage small tillers/shoots and possibly some of the crown. This results in dead centre sections of the crown during division and a larger number of single tillers/shoots that only have one growing point. The single tillers aren’t recommended for planting out in the field (these are potted up in the nursery and planted out when they have 3+ growing shoots and good root development). TVNI recommends slips having at least 2-3 active tillers for higher survival rates and quicker hedge building.

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Dry versus Wet Greywater

The stark difference in growth and colour between Vetiver on the outflow of the greywater reed bed versus the compacted, dry soil nearby during an extended dry period.

These outer plants were planted late Summer last year. Note that for a structural impedance to silt even thin plants can catch material behind them.

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