Forest Edge, Muckleford 2016

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I have happily revisited Forest Edge during Castlemaine and District Garden Festivals over many years. It is easily my favourite garden and it did not disappoint on Monday, the 31st of October.

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Forest Edge is a large country garden with rural views.

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It has flowers…….

 

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……..lots of flowers……..

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…..lots of roses…….

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……a multitude of rock roses……..

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……….dense with bees……..

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…….. many irises………….

 

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………succulents imaginatively displayed……….

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…………..lots more flowers………..

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………even a moist, shaded corner where Solomon’s Seal can flourish………

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………..There are garden ornaments and garden art to intrigue and delight……….

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……..and finally, these two photographs give only a hint of the productiveness of the garden.

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11 Responses

  1. Lovely roses, no wonder you go back and back.

    • Yes Susan, the garden is always a delight. Now that Graham and Jill are growing a bit older, they are now focussing on maintaining and enhancing the existing garden such as creating additional paths to make weeding easier.

  2. Your photographs express why this is a favorite garden spot. Is that first photo of a garden shed, a guest cabin, or perhaps a gift shop? It’s in a lovely setting, that’s for sure!

    • Hi Lori, the building in the first photograph is Graham’s idea of a garden shed. The garden is full of his handiwork – walls, water features, fences, a garden shelter etc.

  3. Another beautiful garden, Margaret. Love the roses and the ornaments.

    • Hi. Yes, the roses were lovely. It was surprising the number which were in bloom given many roses were still in bud in other gardens due to the colder spring this year.

  4. Wow! These are gorgeous flowers Margaret. It was interesting for me to see gardens in Victoria while travelling for the GreatVic. There were still jacarandas in bloom while ours in Queensland are bare again. And roses… many roses. Beautiful!

    • Hi Gail, I am glad you enjoyed viewing gardens here in the South. Whilst roses may struggle in more tropical climates, they are remarkably tough and resilient with the ability to survive frost, flooding and lack of rain. They will thrive in a whole range of soils from sandy coastal soils such as my mother’s garden in Point Lonsdale to the rocky, clay soils of Central Victoria.

  5. What a beautiful garden with so many beautiful flowers! We have here cold winter with snow and grey sky…Oh, how I miss flowers and all this green! πŸ™‚

    • Hi, I am glad you liked this post. When will you see the early signs of spring?

      • I hope that in the beginning of the April, or maybe even in the end of the March. πŸ™‚ At the moment we have cold wave here. But at least today there is the sun after many days. It’s really mood-lifting. πŸ™‚

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