in the garden, dungog

Hi Every-one,

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.

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I took these photos last Saturday, which was a lovely spring day in Dungog.

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So how was the garden? As it's spring in the Southern hemisphere, the garden was in full bloom. As you may remember I have bit of a thing about wisteria and it was everywhere!

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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.

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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.

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The garden was filled with blossoms as well, both peach blossoms and nectarine blossoms.

They're so pretty, aren't they?

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A lovely fragrant jasmine arch,

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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?

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The veggies were going mad in the veggie patch under the watchful eye of this handsome chap

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and the chicken ladies were laying up a storm. I took a dozen eggs home with me to Brisbane.

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A last photo from the garden for you.

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Have a great weekend and I'll be back again next week with some more baking from my kitchen.

Bye for now,



  1. Glorious! I think the tree might be a Swamp Tree? Acer (maple)? I thought they were more red, but looks similar.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Steph


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