Goodness knows how many dune plants I have planted, let alone grow to nourish the narrow dunal corridor along Gold Coast’s beaches. But I have had some time away from the dunes in more recent months while I finished off my Honours thesis so yesterday was quite the experience for me to be back on the dunes and planting native dune plants to help restore the dunes at Lacey’s Lane, Palm Beach.
A group of us got together for International Surfing Day 2015 and planted about 100 plants – 20 plants from pots grown in a local nursery and 60 or so cuttings taken straight from the beach. Most of the people didn’t know you could plant cuttings, so it got me thinking… to propagate and grow dune plants for my local beach. Cause I’ve been wanting to plant more dune plants along the foreshore at the end of my street so I am now one step closer having now propagated some dune plants at home – this morning.
As it is really easy I thought it would be handy to share my knowledge to inspire you to start growing your own dune plants (or other plants) and then even donate them to a local dune care (land care) group.
I hope this ‘how to’ is helpful for you!
Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare have a pretty neat resource about ‘how to grow plants’. Check it out below and get into it! The more plants we grow and plant the healthier our planet will be! More native dune plants planted = happy beaches.