Ready, set, roses! A winter garden project

Life’s too short to delay planting a rose garden! Now is the perfect time to lay the groundwork- no excuses! Mudgee has the perfect climate for these tough, hardy botanical superstars. Here, anyone can have a display of colourful, fragrant blooms come spring-time.     This glorious rose in my garden blooms profusely from spring…

A joyful garden

On their 400 acre property “Avlac Hills”, extending from the summit of Mount Knowles, and down its western flank above Melrose Road, Vicki and Arthur’s joyful garden, carved out of raw, rocky terrain, speaks volumes about their passion and flair for gardening. They’ve lived here for ten years- for the first three occupying a large…

A thousand flowers, a unicorn and a lady

The lady and the unicorn tapestries were created in around 1500, as the Medieval world was being transformed by the Renaissance. The six tapestries are a superlative example of the Mille fleur (“thousand flowers”) style. I saw them at the Art Gallery of New South Wales last weekend, where they have been on loan from…

June in my Mudgee garden

I’m pretty pleased with my winter veggies this year. My vegetable garden consists of several raised beds, some of which have hinged canopies covered with fruit fly- excluding mesh- these being the tomato beds. I planted a green manure mixture in the tomato beds- this is something I wrote about in some detail in my…

Mudgee Garden Spectacular- Save the Date!

Clear your calendar for the weekend of 13th and 14th of October this year! You’ll want to be heading to Mudgee for the inaugural Garden Spectacular to be conducted by the Rotary Club of Mudgee. Click here to visit the website You can read my descriptions of 5 of the gardens on the website. I’m…