Sunday, August 29, 2010

Extra Hands on Deck

Creating the gardens at The Drip is an insanely ambitious project.  With twenty distinctly themed garden areas to be developed and maintained, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times.  So it is with great delight that we welcome Peter Marshall to the team.

Peter has recently returned to Mudgee after a long stint  in Sydney, where he worked with the well-known Surry Hills garden design company Garden Life.  He will be developing his own landscape business here in Mudgee and we are thrilled that he will now be working with us to assist in bringing the plans for gardens at The Drip to fruition. 

Right now he will be working in the orchards, helping ensure that we get good healthy crops of cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, quinces, pears , figs, olives, oranges, lemons and cumquats this season plus doing new tree plantings in the Horse Paddock and elsewhere.  First off ... twenty five new Silver Birch will be added to the European and North American sections of the Horse Paddock. Then there's the new Hazelnut hedges in the Nuttery, new Pink Flowering Ironbarks, Yellow Box and Spotted Gum to go into the Regent HoneyEater Eucalypt Forest, plus planting more Box Hedges, and propagating hundreds of French and Italian lavender for the Terraces. Then of course there is work to done on the Water Gardens,  the Main Courtyard,  the Arid Garden and ..... hmmmm,   thats enough for this month.  Damn!