We arrived at Uccello Lane in September 2012 and the garden was lush and green – overgrown but ready for work.
As the summer approached we were mindful that the growth had to be cleared back – in case of snakes and the like. Also we were constantly discovering plants hidden under trees or being strangled by natives left to overtake some areas. Six huge skips were filled quickly as we kept going deeper and deeper into the garden.
An amazing irrigation system was found plus there were at least 4 big water tanks which were filled from the runoff from the roof. Both these were a blessing in this first summer.
Late 2012 garden
Front area – before the proteas and the Welcome Bed
Tall trees everywhere – mainly natives with some fruit trees.
Native plants – unpruned for years but still thriving. Underneath these Choisius were ground covers that had spread to metres wide.
Before the chook pen
Debris from the clean up and cut back
Through the Banksia
Random tree at front – later planted a Forest Pansy tree.