Uccello Lane

– Planning for the rare day when you truly will fly!

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Spring Late – 2019 Guest Photographer

Spring 2019 has been glorious – after the hot summer we had some good rainfall – and now it is lush. We had a guest photographer capture some of Uccello Lane – and some old photos of how it was.

Starting with “The Bank”  everything is in flower including the wisteria, snowball trees and the lavender. Have a look at how it was in 2013 .

The edibles and kitchen garden are getting planted – and the fennel has taken over.

The birch forest with the helibores underplanted and trees with bark that look like an owl..some old pictures from 2015 – before the birches grew

The Secret Garden has a lavender hedge and a new wrought iron door to peep through – it all started with a string line and some plastic fencing…
The Rosa Arbor is in getting ready to burst – and the natives are also keen to get in on the season…
then it across to CrabApple Walk – past the dry stone wall and across to the perennial garden
Moss and Mold Pear Tree

Birches and Pear Trees – Moss and Mold

The Birch trees are now in their 4th year – they are not quite a forest yet but soon. The Pear Tree is more than 40 years old and is covered in moss and mold but produces pears each year to feed the birds and possums.

Rosa di Pagola, Artichokes – and an Alien Salvia!

Rosa di Pagola has emerged from its life as a cricket pitch. There is a meandering path down that leads past the artichokes with their purple seed heads – and then the alien salvia…

 

Orchard – lets start with an Apple

We have started the Tuscan -” lets eat drink & laugh” vibe – so there are 10 different fruit trees, a grape vine – olive trees and a BIG hand carved apple!

Pathways – Edna Walling Walk

The is a walk starting from the chook pen, across to the Wisteria colonnade, past the Birch Forest – around the back of the Secret Garden – down to Crab Apple Walk – and there you are… not quite done yet just finishing the Rose Pegola …we will call it Edna Walling Walk.

Wisteria Colonnade – it’s done and it is spectacular!

We had a wisteria that had been neglected on the back fence, but as you know that does not stop wisteria – in fact they thrive on neglect but it did not seem to flower!
So once we had the birch forest we clearly had to have one of Edna Walling’s favorite features – a Colonnade. Edna Walling loved to put in colonnades and the wisteria is an obvious choice as they are so vigorous and when in flower provide a beautiful show. After discussions and pictures, Scott Brown said “yes, he would give it a crack – sort of like a fancy pergola”. So he built it – and then he fine tuned it, added more wire, draped the wisteria over it and guess what – Yes it was a Wisteria Colonnade – PHASE ONE
It has been a couple of years in the making but yes the Wisteria Colonnade is now complete. It fits into the garden in scale and provides the feature against the back boundary where 5 Scarlet ash grow. Mary-lou’s tiles on the floor are perfect and sitting on the seat looking down over the garden is peaceful and rewarding in the early morning. The Secret Garden can be seen peeping through the Wisteria and is linked by a pathway that rambles down.

Mary-Lou Pittard Tiles

Mary-Lou Pittard Tiles