May 13, 2017
This week we visit a house in Wynnum, Bellis, which is owned by well-known Gardening Australia presenter, Jerry Coleby-Williams and is an amazing and affordable sustainable garden. I attended the open day, this morning with my Mum and my bride, and it was fantastic to see what can be achieved on an average size block.
Jerry in front of Bellis
My gardening skills are talked about in our family, give me a lush garden, and I can turn it to dust within a short period of time. I honestly don’t know why I am so bad at it, as I find it therapeutic, and love being able to harvest our own herbs and veges. It may have something to do with the family of possums living at our place that decimate all in their path!
The best clubs always have someone on the door
I must say that I felt almost ‘uplifted’ by experiencing Jerry’s garden. The lush gardens and the variety of plants that can be grown in our area astounded me. Jerry is obviously very knowledgeable and has put a lot of work into the garden, but I think the bride and I have a new challenge for an area of our garden, and that will include the bees we saw.
I hope to have a chat with Jerry in the future about what brought him to Wynnum, but he was generous with his time on a very busy day to give some advice on our platoon of possums, and pose for a photo. Much appreciated Jerry!
Bellis will be greeting a lot of guests over the weekend!
Jerry offering tips to all who asked
Great numbers coming out, despite some drizzle
Such a selection of plants!
Many generations were enjoying the garden, which was fantastic to see
Beautiful spots scattered throughout the garden
I see native stingless bees in our future! There were many of these hives throughout the garden
The garden was so lush!
Jerry has my favourite tree as a centre piece
Naughty kid seat
I got the sense of different ‘rooms’ within the garden which I enjoyed
Love using these leaves in Thai cooking, and brought a little fella home
An assortment of chillies throughout the garden
It was great to listen in on more knowledgeable folk discussing tips
Ever helpful with the questions
Lots of plants were bought!
My purchases of kaffir lime tree and Piri Piri Chilli
The open day is today and tomorrow 9:00 to 4:30 and you can find more details here. I can highly recommend a visit!