Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Open Garden

A garden montage (click the picture to view larger)

Sunday saw us visiting the garden of Des and Ellen Gooding, just out of Darkan. Roger is slowly establishing a vegetable garden at Warragal Park, and he is always keen to talk to other gardeners to get tips and ideas. The Goodings' garden has many different areas, and hundreds of different roses. The roses blooms were HUGE. The season has been perfect for them. They also have poultry, and have covered the chicken coop to stop the crows getting the chickens.

Looking through roses out to alpacas and sheep

A cute plaster blue bird hiding in a staghorn

Roger enjoying strawberries from the garden

All sorts of roses...

The part of the garden that I liked most was actually a part of the house. The Goodings are building a lovely big sunroom/outdoor room onto the back of their house, which adds so much usable living space to their house and garden. It has glass doors and windows all around, so you can feast your eyes on the garden while you're in there, but it is sheltered form the wind and will be a heat sink in the winter. Now guess what I want???

Marie and the children about to enter the newly extended outdoor room.

Odette showing her fascinator, and the bandage over her cut.

Odette and Candy (helpX from Taiwan)

Odette looking totally Glam!

Hugh didn't want to be in the photo - but I got him anyway!

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