Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moving along nicely in settling in. It has been around 5 weeks or so now and we have come along way in the clean up and gardening. I have already started new gardens and planted out many trees and plants with still many more to go. We were lucky enough to inherit a small orchard of various fruit trees along with a wild blackberry bush...well actually many. The inside has been painted which on its own has made a massive difference. Eventually the bathroom and kitchen will have a new makeover but for now we are making do. This morning I tackled the blackberry problem and ripped out many of its spreading offspring.
They have a beautiful little blossom flower but are covered in many thorns.
Along the front of cottage was a massive garden bed pulled up with a smaller garden filled with seeds of hollyhock and foxglove.
A very large potager, with 12 large garden beds and a cherry tree island garden.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Amungst all the hustle and bustle of packing to make our big move soon I wanted to take alittle time out to soak up the spring here in Tasmania. It really is just beautiful. The blossoms are in full swing here. The birds chirping away and working hard to build nests for the future offspring. Just down the road is this lovely row of pink blossom trees.I think they may be a plum but not to sure. Enjoy...

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Welcome to my new blog for The Old French Doors. I was having issues with the last one and decided to open a new one and start a fresh. I will try and tend to this blog at least once a week if time permits. Here I would like to make somewhat of a journal about a new journey we are about to take on 30 acreas of land out in the country. There I will create a garden that I hope to someday open for people to see and A small homewares shop.
There are currently animals residing on the grounds but we are going to get a small menagerie of animals (not wild) for the farm oneday.
The lovely big rocks will be made a feature of. So please join me on this journey. I will post here photos of the process and home ideas.