Spring might be a bit of a fizzer up here in sub-tropical Queensland but that’s not true all over the country. After all, Australia is a continent as well as a country, and it covers quite a few degrees of latitude. As a bit of relief from that pandemic, here’s a few photos of our garden in Victoria. We lived in the hills west of Bacchus Marsh, a town west of Melbourne, where we’d get frost and even occasional snow in the winter months. So, we were able to grow an English cottage garden, supplemented with Mediterranean species.
We left for warmer climes in 2007, leaving no regrets behind us. But it’s nice to look back at something we built together.
Ah, the memories…
I can’t resist one small pandemic commentary. I’ve said before I think it’s time to (carefully) re-open Australia. This farmer gives a GREAT example of why it needs to happen. This man has property on both sides of the Vic/NSW border. He wanted to take hay from his property on one side of the border to his property on the other, where he had a mob of hungry sheep. It seems even hay has to be quarantined for two weeks after being flown from Melbourne to Sydney. If it wasn’t so sadly idiotic it might be funny.
We all need to remember that it’s not only the big cities that are affected.
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Beautiful beautiful gardens. Reflecting a LOT of hard work. Thank you for brightening a breezy Autumn morning here in the land of the Poms!
Thanks. It was beautiful and yes, a LOT of hard work. But, as I said, no regrets. Still, autumn is a lovely season, too. I love the colours at that time of year – something we don’t get much here in Qld.