continuing our journey.I am a member of Diggers Club. A club for gardeners. They own two properties in Victoria, where they propogate Heirloom plants and seeds and sell them to members. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Heronswood. A gorgeous stately house surrounded by gardens... it was a joy to be able to walk around for an hour or two.. I was missing my own garden!
the house itself is surrounded by gorgeous cottage gardens. Old screen doors and vintage cane furniture on the verandah reminded me so much of my home in Woodford.
sweeping lawns ......
paths leading to secret, hidden areas.
herb gardens -
and wonderful ideas for vegetable gardens...
before I left for our trip, I booked into the restaurant that is located in the grounds of Heronswood. Fork to Fork. All vegetables used are grown either at Heronswood or at the other garden St.Erth.
I chose a vegetable platter. a choice of about 12 different heirloom vegetables.. I chose carrots, zucchini & peach... oh my. The taste of each vegetable was exquisite. Each different. All char-grilled & drizzled with olive oil. the carrots were topped with sage. a glass of wine as well and a very civilized time we had.
we left Dromana to cross the bay. from Sorrento to Queenscliff on the ferry
my gorgeous guy. And the bike. it was quite cold by now, drizzling.
then on to Lorne... next will be a ride along The Great Ocean Rd. Through some of the most magnificent coastal scenery.
here at Inglewood - well the weather has been hot. My garden is suffering which breaks my heart. But I am doing my best to keep my plants moist. Lots of mulching and watering when I can. Have been harvesting lots of tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers. The pears are getting bigger and I think I have the birds foiled with my nets. One can only hope.