Planting in the Frost

We headed off at 9.00am on Sunday, 12 July to plant some of the plants, funded by Auckland Council’s Environmental Initiatives fund.  A scheduled planting day was postponed due to lack of numbers, however, with the help of family members (James and Margaret Young, our daughter Anita and her friend Charlotte Nankerville), we spent 3 hours transporting the sedges down to the valley, clearing tradescantia, kikuya and African Club Moss and planting 120 plants.  It was a frosty morning but we soon warmed up and before long had removed our jackets and woollen hats.

Delivering plants to the valley

Prior to planting

Stream bank prior to weeding and planting


Clearing weeds










Stream bank after planting of sedges

In the afternoon, Chris and I worked on clearing one of the tracks along the coastal walkway in order that the pest line can be established by Cam Rathe.