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

…..From the beginning

The Secret Garden – Come on in!

“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
So the “Secret Garden”” is almost finished but already it blends in.  It was built with every range of weather and the design was fluid, dynamic and ever changing. The  “crumbling” walls caused nothing but concern and questions but they are just perfect.
The final step of laying the grass changed everything – it tied it all together. Bonnie loves that grass. The water feature has yet to be decided on so just for now we have put Kangaroo Paws in – and they may just stay. We saw a Lion’s Head at Mawarra – I think this is the way to go.