Wow! What a turnout. Hello and welcome to all the new faces. Seed savers from near and far enjoyed a relaxing tour through Shann and Steve’s oasis. Fine weather, fabulous food, wonderful valley views inspired good gardening conversation.
Three years ago, Shann and her family were lucky enough to make the move from Canberra to the delightful hamlet of Repton. A bushland setting opens out on valley views of farmland and circling Osprey. Terraced paths wend down the slope, through palms and frangipani to a pond and banana grove full of potential.
Shann and Steve inherited an established garden mix of natives and exotics. They have started building herb and vegie gardens on patches of sunny ground amongst the palms. Fruit trees have been established in the sunnier lower parts of the garden along with a chicken yard. Winter shade and hot afternoon summer sun have challenged their gardening efforts, but the site has plenty of potential for it to evolve into a productive permaculture garden. The Seed Savers had plenty of tips on improving the garden. A visit to Dave’s garden at Gleniffer was recommended.
Many thanks to Shann and Steve for their hospitality. A very pleasant morning was enjoyed by everyone.
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