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.
It is deepest, bleakest winter at Uccello Lane and a visit from our photographer captured the colors and the detail.
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.
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
At Uccello Lane the Autumn foliage, the vibrant reds and greens against the bark of the gum trees is nature at its best. A photographer visited and captured some of the scenic surroundings in the Lane.
Wattles belong to the genus Acacia, in the Mimosa family. Uccello Lane has many wattles but the favorite is the Pink Blaze.
There are over 600 different species distributed throughout Australia with shapes varying from low, spreading shrubs to large, upright trees. Most are early spring and summer-flowering, there are wattles that bloom all year round – and provide a welcome burst of color when everything else is just sitting waiting for the warmer weather.