Archive for the ‘Glenlyon’ Category

Indulgence, Wheatsheaf
November 2, 2015

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‘Indulgence’ in the tiny settlement of Wheatsheaf was the second garden I visited on the 30th of August this year during the Gardens of Glenlyon open gardens event.

I am ashamed to admit I ran out of puff touring this extensive garden and didn’t quite make it down to the lake. However, there was plenty to see and appreciate:

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Quirky garden art and ornamentation

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Daffodils

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Very serious vegetable garden protection with fancy doors

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Tough shrubs

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Early blossoms

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And this goose and its companions.

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Jenny’s Garden, Glenlyon
September 5, 2015

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The season for open gardens has commenced again – yay!

The owners of five gardens around Glenlyon opened their gardens to the public on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August.

Glenlyon is a small township near Daylesford on the Great Dividing Range.

I visited two of the gardens, the first being Jenny’s Garden in the heart of the township.

Be prepared for photographs of daffodils in this and a later post about the second garden I visited.

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I was able to admire the structure of the espaliered trees which were still bare of leaves.

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Protecting precious seedlings with soft drink bottles.

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Does anybody know what this vegetable is? It is the most gorgeous shade of purple and is new to me.

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There were swathes of hellebores under the deciduous trees. This is not a sight you would see around Castlemaine where hellebores are planted in small numbers in protected parts of the garden where they receive dappled shade.

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Yesterday’s heroes – These seed heads from last season contrast with the new lush green growth.

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The fresh colours of new growth are every where.

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