On the corner of Cheshire Street and Kerbela Street, right opposite where Yummy’s Cafe used to be, is our most successfully integrated planting site:
A great mass of lavender, where there used to be nothing except litter and weeds. There’s still a tiny patch of weeds to the right of this image, but they’ll soon be edged out by the bulk of the lavender.
Here’s how the patch looked just after planting, back in December 2012:
The lavender has really taken over. All this summer, the flowers have been covered in bees, and even now, in the second half of August, you can find some tenacious honey bees hanging around for some late season food: