Foggydale Farm - Lynda Hallinans' Edible garden.....
In a spare moment (my veges, well tomatoes mainly, are burgeoning at the moment) I flicked through my gardening magazine - to find the little Heroic gardens pamphlet insert inside - and on closer inspection was Lynda Hallinans garden - This has been tauntingly watched in magazines and tv shots -where I could get little snippets of what it must be like. I had played over in my mind - how I could ring her (me a complete stranger) and invite myself to her garden without sounding like a stalker!!! ( just for the record - I have the same fantasy about Annabel Langbeins garden - so I would really be a garden stalker...) So imagine my delight, when I discovered that a donation of $10 to the Hospice, saved my dignity - and quelled the little voice in my head.
Long tree lined driveway - sleeping pigs off to the side - and then on arrival - you feel like you have been transported to a small country market in France!
Little bunting banners where you could buy plants, seedlings, books (autographed of course) and afternoon tea - the 'scones with jam and cream' kind of afternoon tea..... in The Stables - now stables is a bit of an understatement, 'think' swedish summer house completely decorated in pastel green with a burst of colour in the form of bottles of summer preserves on the shelves. I was sure Martha Stewart was hiding somewhere....
Content animals sleeping
Pumpkins and Marigolds line the lawn.
Beans climbing Flax seed heads - inspired.
Echinacea with a (and to quote a nearby child) 'gazillion' butterflies.
Whimsical garden art.
Such a gorgeous arrival then as you wander around a path unfolds and gently zig zags downhill - a path lined with overflowing fruit trees and every other edible delight....
To the most incredible potager garden - complete with peter rabbit