A section of the work done along Meeks Road. Once grown the railway line will be hidden.

A section of the work done along Meeks Road. Once grown they should hide the railway line.

Good things are happening along the verge on Meeks Road Marrickville.  This area is a part of a group of bushpockets; this one & three others along Victoria Road.  Unfortunately the verge was accidently cleared by Council in June 2012.  Council worked quickly to remedy the situation & also arranged community planting events to revegetate this strip.

From memory eight Lilly Pillies & two Firewheel trees have been planted, plus a number of Acacia.  There are also native grasses & ground cover.  The wooden bollards look really good & clearly mark this area as something special.  The traffic island at the top of the street also looks good.

I look forward to watching the trees & plants grow.  It would be great if there were more of these bushpockets created around Marrickville LGA as they not only look great & improve the streetscape, but they also create areas of biodiversity to support wildlife.

Another view

Another view. I like that the wooden bollards have a curve & are not in a straight line.  Nature is never straight.

Much better than concrete. Eventually the plants will cover the whole island.

Much better than concrete. Eventually the plants will cover the whole island.

 

Advertisements