Garden Six

This garden was approximately  two years old when bought in 2013 by the current owner; Originally a dairy farm, which meant predominantly excellent soil. On arrival, the garden had mostly natives, however the high location of the position and the wind has dictated plantings and meant many changes in the garden.

The rear garden is framed by four beautiful old Angophoras.

A gazebo was built to give protection from the winds; natives which thrive in the area were planted along with exotics, of differing sizes and lots of perennials to create a rambling informal garden.

Turf was removed to open a long garden bed for Silver Birches in the southeast corner. A large central island bed is home for Japanese and Canadian Maples, next to the gazebo.

Lots of soil, mulch, gypsum and compost, along with hard work have kept the garden in good order.

Favourite plants include the wonderful Angophoras, the many Salvias which encourage bees, butterflies and small birds, plus the Zepherine Drouhin & Mutabilis Roses and Spring Bulbs. Structure provided by the tough Viburnums and similar plants are important to provide  protection for the tender plants around the garden.

The  owner discreetly places her mosaics around the garden, not to dominate the plants, but to add colour and design to the garden beds.

Gardening for her is an opportunity to learn, be creative, to contemplate and dream, to exercise, to share and enjoy all that nature has to offer.