We moved into Uccello Lane in 2012 – it was a mudbrick house on a lane that led to the Yarra River – with a garden that was very natural and overgrown but all the hard landscaping and rock work had been done.
Every room had floor length windows so you really felt like you were at one with the outside.
For the winter there was a conservatory to sit in and catch the winter sun.
It had been a good winter so the flowing lawns looked lush – just as well since our first summer here was long and dry.
The first thing we noticed were the birds – they were every where so that is why we decided to name this wonderful landscape Uccello Lane – Italian for Bird.
Native garden with lots of plants
Uccello Lane – Early Days- Random tree at front – later planted a Forest Pansy tree.
Uccello Lane – Early Days – Seaside Daisy Wall
Tall trees everywhere – no trimming had been done for a while but everything was healthy and being natives no care was needed
Native plants – unpruned for years – later this is where the Birch forest and secret garden would go.
Uccello Lane – Early Days – before the welcome beds and the Wattle tree on the right had fallen over
Uccello Lane – Early Days heading down to where we have the Il Pergolato di Rosa
Late 2012 – just moved in and no Wisteria colonnade or Westringia balls
Old Wisteria trimmed and ready to have a Colonnade to lean on…
Yellow Crested White Parrot