Pictured are Campbell and Gary banging the poles in place, then Gary sprayed to get rid of the thick grass mat.
In spring, we'll spray once more with a knockdown glyphosate and plant out 40 black wattles, 20 messmate and 20 silver banksias. We're experimenting with using half the black wattles as a nurse crop for the messmate. Campbell has had great success with black wattle on one south-facing site. So much so that we're using it in the flooring of the drop slab hut – visit step-5-a-shining-red-black-wattle-has-an-ill-deserved-reputation.html