Mudgee in the Spring- fragrantissima bellissima!

Mudgee may be famous for its wine and honey, but for me, nothing beats its spectacular gardens. And if your dream garden involves sweet perfumes in the air, you should consider some of the of drought- and frost-tolerant plant types that, right now, are turning on the magic out here in the Central West. Roses…

Sculptures in the garden

Does your dream garden include an expanse of perfectly trimmed, lush green lawn? Or do you loathe the very idea of the time, effort, and watering, you’d need to invest, to achieve one? In the absence of picturesque groups of frolicking children, I don’t see much point in large expanses of lawn. That is, unless there are…

Love this garden!

This enchanting Mudgee garden greets the October visitor with a message: Welcome to Spring! A brilliant display of flowering perennials is powerfully attracting, and there are secrets and surprises to be discovered as well. The main entrance is dominated by the prodigious, brilliant white cascades of a bank of May bushes. The blossoms catch the sunlight, and the…

My Big Gardening Weekend

There was a lot happening in my dream garden last (long) weekend. Soil chemistry, pest control, plant rescue, seed selection for my next project, and photographing the hardy survivors of our extreme Winter and my neglect. On top of that, confirmation that hard work I put in last Spring, has paid off. Some tried and true favourites- diosma, salvia, bromeliads-…