Sharons' Garden

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.