There was more than met the eye in this new Fernmount garden:
Tim and his growing family have been living in what was a vacant block for just over two years now, some of you may be familiar with it as the former 'Secret Garden' nursery. Lots of planning, passion and effort has netted him a food forest, jumping out of the ground, out and proud, in the front yard. An unorthodox style, but then a little chaos always brings opportunity.
|Tim tells us about his banana trees.|
Next we went on a tour of Tim's front garden. Tim explained his design philosophies and discussed how things have performed in the last year. He showed us three hundred perennials crammed into a fairly small area, and explained that he is aiming to increase the number to roughly five hundred. Tim finished off with a discussion of some of his longer term plans for the back part of the property.
Thanks to Tim and his family for sharing their garden for the afternoon, and to Tim for sharing his experiences and plans for the future."
|Yacon ready to be dug.|
|Tim has heavily mulched gardens.|
|Lunch is always a 'bring a plate' affair.|
|Elaine's lemon myrtle punch was a hit.|
|Tim keeps animals for his children|
|Tim is living his permaculture dream. The Madagascar Bean in the background is Tim's favourite bean.|