My trees and this blog are one year old
In August last year, I planted two trees at about the same time as I started this blog. Now the trees and this blog are just over a year old. A good opportunity for some stats 🙂
WordPress says that ffeathers has:
- 62 posts
- 184 comments
- 184 tags (hmm, interesting but meaningless coincidence)
- 17,216 total views
- 7,584 blocked spam comments (thank you Akismet)
The most popular post is The agile technical writer with 1,247 views.
Today, someone found ffeathers by Googling for:
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I hope you found what you were looking for 🙂
Yesterday, another person came here searching for:
paperbark tree information on growth
So in your honour, here’s some idea of what a Paperbark tree does in a year.
The Prickly Paperbark was a tube, about 40cm high, when I planted it in August last year. Now it’s nearly 2 metres high and quite robust. (It needs to be robust, to survive the onslaught of weeds, floods, cold and heat that our garden inflicts upon it.)
It has a very pretty trunk and bark already. The diameter of the trunk is almost 3cm at its thickest part.
Old Man Banksia
The Banksia has not grown much since I last measured it in April this year. It’s approximately one metre tall, and battling an ever-changing environment. Since I planted it, a couple of tree ferns have muscled in on the territory.
Still, it is putting up a gallant fight. Its trunk is almost 2cm in diameter and it always has a lot of new growth, although much of it goes sideways in an attempt to find the sun.
As well as my two favourites, we planted around 20 native trees and shrubs last year. Spring has sprung, and we’ll be shopping for more soon. Death to all agapanthus 😉