The more you know, the more flowers you grow

04/10/2017 - 00:00

At the risk of stating the obvious, if you like what you do, then you tend to get better at it. And as the years roll along, the expertise you build up makes your work life more interesting - and the results even better. Here’s a good example, the proof in just one person’s path since the 1990s...

Matthew Robertson is talking about his experience with TerraCottem...

“I remember we agreed to do a trial on a road nearby, planting native trees and shrubs with a soil conditioner – some with, and a control group without. It was the first time I’d worked with TerraCottem and we all saw a definite difference, with improved plant establishment.”

Sitting in one of the flower-filled spaces they’ve created are: (L to R) Matthew Robertson (Parks and Open Space Coordinator), Harry Mager (Parks and Open Space Ganger), Craig Lewington(Parks and Open Space Ganger) and standing, Kevin Sheppard (Parks and Open Space Supervisor).
This shot taken of a streetscape in Chinchilla shows how green a space can be even where rainfall and powerlines act as constraints.
These Callistemons are around 15 years old, selected to cope with the climate and for the fact that they’d never encroach on the lines above.

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