Sharon (on staff) had her garden featured in the weekly paper, and customers have commented how they would like to see more photos. Here is
a Photo Essay of Sharons' (on staff) garden.
| ||Home made pellet planter, made by myself (no help from hubby).It took about about half a day, including painting. Strawberries and flowers are directly planted into each shelf. |
I painted this red so when the strawberries are fruiting, they are easily camoflaged, and protected against birds feeding on them. It works fantasically.
|Out door seating area, next to the turtle pond.|
A cool spot to sit on a hot summer evening, under several mature cabbage trees.
Just below the umbrella (in picture) A Richard Special Mandarin treecan be seen that provides a good crop of easy to peel mandarins. These are upright growing trees, and don't spread so much. Perfect for a small space.
|The turtle pond, which houses 3 nosey turtles.|
A couple of reed sculptures can be seen poking out from the island in the pond.
A weeping mulberry tree can be seen at the back, beyond the stone edging.
|My turtles are often taking a little walk abouts the garden, with the chicken following close behind.|
|The door to the secret garden. Also helps to keeps the chicken and turtles in.|
Chinese Star Jasmin creeps up the wall on the left and a couple of pittosporoum trees planted on both sides of the door, meet at the top to frame the right side.
|My glasshouse made totally from recycled windows, lovingly crafted together by my hubby.|
I grow my tomatoes and capsicums in here, as well as any cuttings I have on the go.
|An afternoon shady nook, note the moss tea cup planter surving well outside.|
On the right is a liquidambar gumball. The variegated shrub on the left is a rhododendron.
|A path leading into a seat, made from an upturned, old laundry tub. Dawf peaches are in the foreground, flanking the path. A 'smoke tree' that provides amazing autumn colour, overhangs the peach tree on the left.|