Uccello Lane

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

Posts tagged ‘Salvias’

Flora and Fauna after the rain….May 2019

It was a long dry summer and it was not until May that we finally got some good soaking rain – the garden responded  and grass peeped through quickly – and the kangaroos quickly ate it.

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…


Autumn – 2018 at the Lane after a long dry Summer

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 or two! It has taken ages for the tree to get ready for autumn and it is only now with winter here that the leaves have turned and are getting ready to drop

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Summer – 2016 at the Lane

It is the end of Summer 2016 – and it has been hot. But in the middle of all this the perfumed roses, the Chinese Lanterns, native Jasmine and the Tree Peony all thrived. No idea why – but they do get watered well by next-doors high powered sprinkler system. The roses were climbing on the wooden teepees – we have the sticks, the twine the nails – we just need to make some more

Secret Garden & the Elm

Secret Garden & the Elm