Peter and Jay have been busy in the cottage garden getting things back in order after record rainfall, floods, explosions of weeds, snakes and a general crappiness that overtook everything over the past few months.
This has prompted us to rethink the design of the old cottage garden to make it more sustainable in the future. Clive has come up with an excellent solution.
The original design, typical of the 1870 gold-rush gardens of Gulgong , as described in Trevor Nottle's book which we have here in the Library, is historically significant . We will keep some elements such as the quartz edgings but move the garden on into the twenty first century with a more spacious and elegant layout, gravel mulches and appropriate and tough plantings such as the day lilies and poppies.