The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).
Joanne Diver Life Bee Inn It Habitat for: Solitary Australian Native Bees including, Blue-banded bee, Reed Bee, Resin Bee and Leafcutter Bee. Diameter 53 cm Found, recycled and salvaged materials, included a rusted wheel rim, wrought iron frame, timber and organic materials including silver birch, bamboo, lemon-scented gum, red-gum, yellow-box, grass tree flower spike and soft mortar mix. Image: Joanne Diver
Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C)..