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Lots of mulch laid at the bottom of the Beauchamp Street habitat area.

Lots of mulch laid at the bottom of the Beauchamp Street habitat area.

A closer view showing the planting from last May.

A closer view showing the planting from last May.

I last wrote about the new bush habitat area in Marrickville Golf Course along Beauchamp Street last May 2015. See – http://bit.ly/1AFt8Ce

I cycled past around ten days ago & saw that great piles of mulch have been placed & laid further down the hill. It appears that this garden is being extended. It’s wonderful use of this space & terrific for wildlife.

The garden managed by the Mudcrabs, (see Blogroll) at Wave Rock, along the Cooks River in the Marrickville Golf Course is definitely being extended. A long section has been sprayed for weeds ready for planting.

This area continues to improve as the plants grow & spread. It is worth having a wander along here if you want to have a look & experience a different view of the river with grass beneath your feet.

Showing the area cleared for planting.  The Wave Rock bush garden will extend for the bulk of the length of this slope.

Showing the area cleared for planting. It is much longer than it appears in this photo.  The Wave Rock bush garden will extend for the bulk of the length of this slope.  Also the path below has been covered with clay, presumably for erosion control & for golf course vehicles to be able to travel here.

Showing a section of the Wave Rock bush garden

Showing a section of the Wave Rock bush garden – looking lovely.

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Half a dozen new trees all growing well.

Half a dozen new trees all growing well.

Looking over the 'bowl' of the rain garden to Bruce Street

Looking over the ‘bowl’ of the rain garden to Bruce Street

The path through the rain garden & up the hill in Marrickville Golf Course

The path through the rain garden & up the hill in Marrickville Golf Course

Recently we went to visit the Bruce Street Rain Garden in the Marrickville Golf Course. I last wrote about this garden in February 2014- See – http://bit.ly/NnGOd9

Sign in the rain garden

Sign in the rain garden

We have had a lot of rain, which has benefited the new plants & trees. The changes are substantial. It looks wonderful. I also read a post from Marrickville Council on Facebook saying that the rain garden works perfectly.

We also had a look at the planting site at Wave Rock This was Council’s National Tree Day site in July 2013. See – http://bit.ly/1u8v1Nz. It has filled out with plants & is looking terrific. You can easily see the changes from the previous photos.

Lots of logs from tree removals have been placed in the garden offering areas of habitat & protection for small creatures. There appears to have been no vandalism in either site, so it is great to see the community respecting these places. The work done by Marrickville Council & the volunteer Mudcrabs is wonderful.   The Wave Rock site is between 80-100 metres long & on a steep slope, so it can’t be easy work to maintain & manage this garden. If you get a chance, it is worth a wander to have a look. Both these sites are close to each other & easily accessed from Bruce Street Marrickville.

Wave Rock garden with the Cooks River behind.  This is a special spot on the Golf Course.

Wave Rock garden with the Cooks River behind. This is a special spot on the Golf Course.

Plants & logs offering habitat & beauty.

Plants & logs offering habitat & beauty.

Looking east.

Looking east.

Another section

Another section

All photos have been taken from above due to the weather & the puddles on the path below.

All photos have been taken from above due to the weather & the puddles on the path below.

The trunks of Fig trees removed from Enmore Park find a new home in Mahoney Reserve.

The trunks of Fig trees removed from Enmore Park find a new home in Mahoney Reserve.

These look like the trunks of the old Fig trees recently removed from Enmore Park.  They are now located alongside the river in Mahoney Reserve Marrickville South.  Not only will the wood return nutrients to the soil as they decay, but being hollow, they will also provide snug habitat for a range of wildlife.

Some other tree trunks have been placed in the new revegetation area at Wave Rock in the Marrickville Golf Course.

This is a good thing done by Marrickville Council.

These old tree trunks will feed the soil & provide habitat for a range of small creatures.

These old tree trunks will feed the soil & provide habitat for a range of small creatures.

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