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Garden survey, Maungawhau/Mt Eden

Garden survey, Maungawhau/Mt Eden

Jul 31, 2021

It seems appropriate to adorn this post with the mighty Puriri that serves as the matriarch over a huge swathe of the land where I live. I'm no expert at estimating the age of trees but this magnificent specimen has to be at least 300+ years old!

It's also the reason why I'm able to work this land, my property developer landlord has been unable to redevelop this property thanks to its protected status. After 8 years of working with my personal garden I decided to compile an exhaustive list of everything growing on the land, the whenua that has taught me so much.



Native trees


Puriri
Nikau
Kanuka
Leptospermum - Manuka (Pink)
Kawakawa
Hebe
Flax / Harakeke
Karo
Totara
Coprosma repens - Taupata
Muehlenbeckia astonii - Muehlenbeckia / Tororaro
Apodasmia similis - Oi Oi
Alectryon excelsus - Titoki
Clianthus - Kakabeak / Kōwhai ngutukākā
Cordyline australis - Cabbage tree / Tī kōuka
Astelia chathamica - Astelia / Kakaha
Sonchus - Sow thistles / Puha


Fruit


Citrus × paradisi - Grapefruit
Psidium littorale - Yellow Cherry Guava
Oleo europaea - Fruitless olive
Ficus carica - Fig
Zanthoxylum simulans - Sichuan Pepper
Lemon
Lime
Rubus pentalobus - Orangeberry
Avocado
Fejoa
Passionfruit
Annona cherimola - Cherimoya / Custard Apple
Plum

My garden

Herbs


Monarda didyma - Bergamot
Borago officinalis - Borage
Origanum vulgare - Oregano
Thyme
Origanum majorana - Marjoram
Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel
Salvia rosmarinus - Rosemary
Coriander
Basil
Petroselinum crispum - Parsley
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum - Flat-leaved parsley
Rosmarinus prostratus - Rosemary
Cymbopogon - Lemongrass
Tropaeolum majus - Nasturtium
Hyssopus officinalis - Hyssop
Nigella sativa - Black cumin
Salvia officinalis - Common sage
Salvia apiana - White sage
Prunella vulgaris - Heal-all
Artemisia vulgaris - Mugwort
Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
Allium fistulosum - Spring onion
Persicaria odorata - Vietnamese coriander
Plantago major Rubrifolia - Purple plantain
Calendula officinalis - Calendula
Symphytum - Comfrey

Chicory flower in garden auckland

Vegetables


Tetragonia tetragonoides - kōkihi
Medicago sativa - Alfalfa
Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris - Silverbeet
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Cabage - (various)
Vicia faba - Broad bean
Tomatoe (various)
Asparagus Sweet Purple
Allium ampeloprasum - leek
Capsicum annuum - Sweet and chili pepper


Exotic


Aloe arborescens - Aloe
Chamaecytisus palmensis - Tree lucerne
Camilia
Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird of Paradise
Monstera deliciosa - Monstera
Cycas revoluta - Cycad
Agave attenuata - Agave
Ulmus villosa - Elm
Tecoma capensis - Cape honeysuckle
Ligustrum australianum - Privet
Lomandra longifolia - Lomandra grass