Top ten list of garden plants

  • Abutilons of all kinds
  • Buddlejas old and new
  • Epiphytic orchids and ferns
  • Gordonia species
  • Heliotrope, Lemon verbena, Fennel and herbs
  • Michelias of all sorts
  • Perennial Salvias large and small
  • Species Camellias
  • Tea and China Roses
  • Weigela of all types

Montville Rose

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Midwinter at The Shambles 2018

Midwinter rain has guaranteed success for a lot of garden reorganizatuion and transplanting and planting.
A new garden 'The Magnolia Garden' near back stairs around Magnolia liliiflora 'Vulcan. Agapanthus , large clumps transplantedto Eastern boundary beyond the pool fence. New garden has Haemerocallis (Day Lilys) transplanted from front path garden, Violas and already has little Rosas from cutting,'Eyes for You', '10000 lights', 'Mutabilis' a Cream tea , 'Victora pride' and has places for 'Blue for You' and 'Blushing Knockout' which arenot ready yet as cuttings. Violas and possibly Bellis perrennis make up the look
Newly painted Plough Inn and large Macadamia just before complete removal
Plough Inn repaved and repainted June 2018
Large Macadamia removed from SW corner Plough Inn.
North end Central Shrub garden
Roses from cutting transplanted to North Rosa Garden along with Lilium yankonensis from front ath garden. Rhododendron vireya from cutting also doing well in garden behin North Rosa Garden

Gordonia axillaris flowering well into July
Into North end central Shrub garden were transplanted large Callicarpa bodineri, Salvia 'Follets Folly', Cuphea salvadorensis and Brunfelsia americana
Behind Plough Inn cleared
Overall the process of reorganization and garden development will help us look forward to a wonderful spring display from many new specimens

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Art Exhibition SEED
Kyleigh Simpson

Reflections Gallery, Montville Uniting Church
Main Street Montville
Open Daily, Free Admission
All of June 2018


This exhibition started with a seed. From a seed the work evolved and took on a life of its own.
Embedded in the theme is a love of nature and gardening.
As a gardener seeds are familiar and fascinating to me. I observe natures constant cycle in my garden. The symbolism of seeds is of hope, faith, resilience, reliability, strength, patience & renewal. Each piece of work makes use of collected and found objects including wooden drawers, old furniture, off cuts of timber, plaster, fabric, paper, buttons, seeds, miniature bits and pieces, wire, paint &glue.
I have lived on the Blackall Range in Montville for the past 26years.I am passionate about my garden “The Shambles” and have enjoyed creating new gardens around the Church here.     Kyleigh Simpson  
Reflections Gallery Montville Uniting Church