in the garden, dungog
I'm in Brisbane at the moment visiting my family. I drove up last Sunday by way of Dungog where I stayed with my brother, Farmer Andrew. It's been a while since my last 'In the Garden' post from Dungog. Due to travel and family commitments I haven't been to Dungog since March. In April Dungog was badly flooded and this was my first time back since then. We went for a little drive around the streets that had been most affected. Many houses are still boarded up; some have been demolished and there are more 'to let' signs in the shops fronting Dowling Street than ever before.
I took these photos last Saturday, which was a lovely spring day in Dungog.
I'm no horticulturist, so I don't know the names of many of these plants but I do spy a little patch of violets and some bluebells amongst the wisteria.
When I was a little girl, my Dad used to buy a posy of violets for me when he'd visit the florist, so violets have always had a special place in my heart.
The garden was filled with blossoms as well, both peach blossoms and nectarine blossoms.
They're so pretty, aren't they?
A lovely fragrant jasmine arch,
and a quiet corner of the garden.
The bees were wild for this tree but we don't know what it is. Can any-one out there help us?
The veggies were going mad in the veggie patch under the watchful eye of this handsome chap
and the chicken ladies were laying up a storm. I took a dozen eggs home with me to Brisbane.
A last photo from the garden for you.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back again next week with some more baking from my kitchen.
Bye for now,