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Seeds sown at Scottsdale Reserve

Peter Saunders (Healthy Landscape Manager)
Published 04 May 2016 by Peter Saunders (Healthy Landscape Manager)

At Scottsdale Reserve near Bredbo village a group of volunteers have been busy collecting and sowing seed to grow the many seedlings required for planting in various spots around the reserve.

Seed is collected from many places, including the nursery seed area, the gardens, the new enclosed patch protection sites and other places on the reserve.

Twice now we've used seed collected for the enclosed patches. Indeed, one patch provided 700 grams of seed of the Hoary Sunray compared to 45 grams from the nursery.

The species collected from is varied, including ground covers such as Daises, Lilyies, Blue Devils, Native Flax and a number of native grass species.

Seed is also used to grow the many trees and shrubs that get planted on the reserve. Some were also used for another project along the Murrumbidgee river. And others are sometimes donated to Bredbo Landcare group.

These photos show the many different growth stages of the plants in the Scottsdale nursery.

The small hot house inside our big one. Seeds are sown in this to produce seedlings during the cooler weather. Some seeds are coming up already. The small hot house inside our big one. Seeds are sown in this to produce seedlings during the cooler weather. Some seeds are coming up already.
Button Wrinklewort – a threatened species. We're in the process of building up our population of this species on Scottsdale. Button Wrinklewort – a threatened species. We're in the process of building up our population of this species on Scottsdale.
Eucalyptus Pulverulenta and Scleranthus Biflorus a green matted groundcover. Eucalyptus Pulverulenta and Scleranthus Biflorus a green matted groundcover.
The shady outside bench. Plants here are protected slightly before being moved into full sun to harden off ready for planting. The shady outside bench. Plants here are protected slightly before being moved into full sun to harden off ready for planting.
These plants will be used for the Rivers of Carbon Project at Scottsdale. These plants will be used for the Rivers of Carbon Project at Scottsdale.
Daisy, Eucalyptus, Casuarina and Kurrajong seed. Daisy, Eucalyptus, Casuarina and Kurrajong seed.
The small hot house inside our big one. Seeds are sown in this to produce seedlings during the cooler weather. Some seeds are coming up already. The small hot house inside our big one. Seeds are sown in this to produce seedlings during the cooler weather. Some seeds are coming up already.
Button Wrinklewort – a threatened species. We're in the process of building up our population of this species on Scottsdale. Button Wrinklewort – a threatened species. We're in the process of building up our population of this species on Scottsdale.
Eucalyptus Pulverulenta and Scleranthus Biflorus a green matted groundcover. Eucalyptus Pulverulenta and Scleranthus Biflorus a green matted groundcover.
The shady outside bench. Plants here are protected slightly before being moved into full sun to harden off ready for planting. The shady outside bench. Plants here are protected slightly before being moved into full sun to harden off ready for planting.
These plants will be used for the Rivers of Carbon Project at Scottsdale. These plants will be used for the Rivers of Carbon Project at Scottsdale.
Daisy, Eucalyptus, Casuarina and Kurrajong seed. Daisy, Eucalyptus, Casuarina and Kurrajong seed.

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