It is now 4 weeks since we left Yallaroo and started a temporary life in the western suburbs of Sydney before moving to the Blue Mountains.
A walk around the suburb, where we are living, revealed a paucity of native plants in the gardens. “Robin Gordon” type grevilleas predominate. The garden, of our temporary residence, is home to a couple of splendid Blueberry Ashes (Eleocarpus recticulatus) (see image). Both specimens are about 5 metres tall.
Many eucalypts are being planted by the local council. In fact a team of council workers were planting a line of eucalypts in the median strip of the Great Western Highway at eight o’clock one night. This reveals a dedication to increasing the greenery in the local area.
Meanwhile the relentless search goes on as we seek a home in the lower Blue Mountains.