its been far too long since I got my act together and I can only apologise and promise to try and do better. This summer has been fairly busy and time has slipped away from me and I have also got to admit I have enjoyed the weather a bit too much to be indoors on the computer. But I am back at it now and there is lots planned for 2013, so I shall endeavour to be more prompt and regular....!
I mush also thanks a few of my regular readers for their gentle kick start to get back to it and the reminder that they were waiting......so thankyou. It's really nice to be reminded that there are people out there who check regularly and enjoy my ramblings.
I had the delightful pleasure of visiting a private absolute gem of a garden the other day. It was so inspiring and in the lovliest spot tucked away where you would never suspect it to be. A big thanks to Simone for letting me peak and have a good garden chat. I have posted lots of photos of it.
It has the most wonderful modern planting with lots of interesting plants and Simone and I talked plants and gardens and all the other things gardeners chat about and of course in the true nature of a gardener get together, I came away with some cuttings. Gardeners are such generous sharing people - and I find this to be true the world over.
Tucked away in quiet solitude with fabulous views of a little bay, this is an absolute treasure of a garden and I applaud the gardener for her knowledge and progressive approach. I was truly inspired.
But not only has the garden been done with a contemporary and clever approach, large parts of it have also has been done with strict adherance to landcare and native indigenous plant protocols required of garden areas backing onto reserve and natural landscapes. And these plants are performing and looking great and fitting into this garden fabulously.
You will see from the photos, that it being a garden full of plants that can survive our dry climate in Hobart, it has thrived in our strange weather of hot windy days we have had this year. It is fairly well sheltered which has helped but we certainly have lacked rain this year, and this garden is still looking great.
A sight better than my poor more exposed hot wind scoured garden.
The garden also boasts some sculptures from Simone's Mum, Roslyn. She makes some fabulous sculptures. We get them in the garden store occassionally and I recently visited Roslyn and her garden also. They shine when put into the garden setting, so look out for them.
The setting is fabulous. The garden is tranquil and clever and perfect for the young family that live in and love it. There's lovely sandstone walls and beautiful plants and lots of great plans for the front and continuation of whats already been done. I loved it! Thanks Simone for your generosity. Its such a treat to peak at people's gardens and chat with them.
This blog is dedicated to Helen....get well soon and thanks for the inspiration to get it written!