Uccello Lane

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

Posts tagged ‘Gum Trees’

…..From the beginning

Trees – Ghost Gum – “Corymbia aparrerinja”

Eucalypts, commonly known as gum trees, form an integral part of the Australian identity with the bush. From the children’s song Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree through to the distinctive smell of eucalypts to iconic paintings and photographs, eucalypts are an essential part of Australian culture, featuring in art, music and literature.

 

 

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eucalypts

Early days in the Lane – Before the 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. 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.
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