“The Bank”

By late spring in 2019 after the hot summer we had some good rainfall – and  “The Bank” was lush. Everything was in flower the wisteria, snowball trees, lily pillis to bring the birds  and  lavender.  “The Bank” is viewed from the study, the craft room or the conservatory. It is always on show –  but it was not always this way – in…

Rosa di Pagola

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…  

Trees – Ulmus procera ‘Louis Van Houtte’ Elm

There are over 100 trees at Uccello Lane – magnificent Ghosts Gums, wattles, banksia, olives, fruit, birch  – with the Ulmus procera ‘Louis Van Houtte’ Elm being the King of the Hill!. As you drive up to the Secret Garden it is standing there with the almost citrus green foliage and this year after it’s Elm Tree Beetle injection it has grown an extra metre…

Early days in the Lane – Before the first long hot summer

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. This was not a small task!