5 Carole Harrowfield

5. Carole Harrowfield

 

31 Oswald Drive, ALEXANDRA

“Nanna what is new for us to find in your garden?” This is always the greeting when the grandchildren arrive for a visit, followed by the offer to help paint a path or plant up a pot.

The garden is small, but has changed over the years from lawn and cordylines to whatever takes my eye. If there is a gap to plant a rose or a bulb or a plant that has taken my attention, it goes in.

Over the years that has meant some plants do not survive, (too much love sometimes), lawn has disappeared and garden beds have been created, expanding the garden. The fairies, gnomes, chimes and surprises all delight the children and their smiles are a great joy to me. My garden attracts many small birds, magpies, blackbirds and parrots, they love my bird baths and I enjoy watching them at play. My garden is a peaceful place for me to enjoy watching the changes that each season brings.