The previous owner of The New House was a lovely farmer's wife who was a clever gardener. She hand built metres and metres of dry stone walling around the garden using rocks from the farm.
Look. Isn't it gorgeous?
|Dry Stone Walls|
I love it, as do The Farmchildren. The whole garden is divided up into what the kids call "little secret gardens" by these rock walls and some gorgeous little paths and arches. The New House has been empty for a while and so the garden has become quite run down. But that's OK. Once we move in we can get going on it. I have already blogged about The Farmer's gardening preferences (a front end loader and a box of matches).
Their is also gorgeous little bulbs popping up around the bases of trees that line the big lawn on the other side of the walls.
|Baby Bulbs Peeking Through|
I am unsure what they are yet but would lean towards jonquils. I will keep you posted.
To be honest we rake lots more rocks than get put into gardens. They get built up into piles on the edge of the paddock that look like odd little rock sculptures built by aliens. (In reality they were built by an Irish backpacker with a John Deere tractor and a rock rake). Or we just push them to the edge of a road or track. Kind of like this.
|Track through the Rocks|
Don't worry - our paddocks aren't that rocky. The above photo was taken just near The New House looking onto an unarable bit of rocky land. If I turned the other way - I saw this.
|The New House - Kind Of Hidden By Gumtrees|