We tackled ochna again using cut and paint method. It was frustrating to see that some of the plants we cut were previously treated in a similar manner. These offshoots were growing vigorously in an area where most of the other grasses and groundcovers were very dry and crunchy.
One of the more different plants we found was Alyxia ruscifolia or chain fruit. (Shrub to 3m with perfumed white 5 petalled flowers in Winter to Spring.Red fruit to 10mm often in chains of 2-4. Sharply pointed 20mm leaves in whorls of 3 or 4.) Description from Mangroves to Mountains.
It is disappointing weekend storms failed to produce any rain in the district.
Christmas is coming so our next meeting will be a week earlier – Saturday 14 December 8.30 – 11.00. Look forward to seeing you.
Bring your favourite tools, hat and water.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sandra Lalor on 0412 137 187.