Scribbly Gum Garden
Scribbly gum forest was once found through much of Redlands from Capalaba to Wellington Point and through Birkdale and Thornlands. It is named for the iconic Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus racemosa
) that has distinctive 'scribbles' on the trunk caused by moth larvae. Scribbly Gum is generally an open forest with an understorey of native grasses and a wonderful wildflower show in spring. These forests would traditionally have burnt about every 10 years but in developed areas they are being burnt too often by unintentional fires, threatening the long-term survival of the habitat and the species that have come to rely on them.
The plants from this group are generally very hardy and well-suited to a water sensitive garden though some of the plants can be quite difficult to propagate. They will cope with full or lightly filtered sun but generally dislike shade and survive well in sandy soils and light clay. After acclimatising they can survive with little or no water. Some species can be difficult to grow but they are well worth the effort for their attractive wildlife and ability to bring wildlife into your garden.
Garden's are available to book for weddings