Creating a Wildlife Garden
Creating a garden to attract birds, frogs, lizards, insects and other animals doesn't have to mean having a messy garden with rampant ‘scraggy' native vegetation. Your garden can be as formal or informal as you wish it to be, you may wish to retain exotic plants you have longed to grow, or keep a vegetable garden.
Wildlife in the garden is a great way to involve the family and educate children about protecting the natural biodiversity of our wildlife species and their habitats.
Some species have variations in form, according to where they grow (provenance) - using locally sourced propagation material ensures that the genetic diversity of the species is maintained. For Silver Banksia Banksia marginata is widespread across Tasmania and is found from coastal to alpine areas. However its form and leaf size varies markedly depending on where it naturally grows.