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Tulloch Garden

This 3Ha block looks over Moe to views of Mt Erica and the Baws Baws.

The first garden is the Pool Garden, where four reed beds filter the water into a natural pool. Feel free to relax at any of the tables.

The next garden is the fully enclosed blueberry and espaliered apple garden that doubles as an outside run for Minka, the cat. An overhead walkway connects the garden to the house.

Further east is the fully enclosed vegetable garden. Chooks have access to the fallow gardens. It’s a challenge keeping them out of the productive gardens. The chooks keep the pest insects down, so I don’t need insecticides.

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In our food garden

In summer, there are tomatoes, capsicums, beans, lettuce, onions, zucchinis, garlic, and pumpkin. In winter, cabbage, asparagus, broad beans. We enjoy self-sown silverbeet, kale, potatoes, and Jerusalem artichokes all year round.

Standout sustainable practices

Blueberries thrive with large quantities of well-rotted mulch as a nutrient. Mulch is also valuable for retaining soil moisture and keeping the soil alive. Chooks keep down insects, turn over compost and produce eggs. I compost all green waste.

Top tip for novice gardeners

Avoid the evolving and inconvenient garden. Try to design and build your ideal garden right at the start. Okay, that never happens, but do look for ideas at the Open Gardens.

Look out for

Minka the rag-doll cat, a natural swimming pool, and a wood-fired pizza oven.

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55 Lynne Ave, Moe South

From the railway-crossing roundabout at Moe. Set tripmeter at the roundabout. Drive 5kms on High St, following the white line at road junctions. At 5km Lynne Ave will be on your right. Drive up to the house.

Coffee, Creative Harvest
Coffee, Creative Harvest
Dogs on a leash, Creative Harvest
Dogs on a leash, Creative Harvest
Bathroom Facilities, Creative Harvest
Bathroom Facilities, Creative Harvest
Picnic Spaces, Creative Harvest
Picnic Spaces, Creative Harvest
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Creatives joining us in the garden
Alene Bonser
Sharon Anderson
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