Melaleuca thymifolia, known as the thyme honey-myrtle is a common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges. Growing on sandstone or clay based soils. A fragrant shrub around 1 metre high, with corky bark and slender wiry stems. This plant is often noticed in spring, with attractive violet or purple flowers with feathery claws
"Spray your weeds with diluted vinegar...not only will it kill them, but the plants and soil love it. Read how here, and see the before and after pictures. I just learned about this in my winter gardening class the other day and the teacher has done it for years."