The house and garden under the lyrical name of “Glenmore” is a charming residence built in 1840. It consists of a dwelling house, outbuildings, garden, kitchen garden, rose garden, and many decorative flower beds. 25 years have passed since then, as Larry and Mickey Robertson in search of suburban housing came across the old dilapidated house. Now as their estate is a unique historical object, showing all the beauty of the Australian rural lifestyle.
To celebrate this big anniversary, they opened the garden to visit all the people in the framework of the event “Open Gardens Australia”, which is held every year. Groups of people visit numerous residences within a few days or weeks at the personal discretion — open to inspection.
This tradition is very interesting from a world point of view, because sometimes walking in a strange city within their own country or abroad, so I want to look into the homes of ordinary people, see their gardens, what and how it is growing. And such an event as “Open gardens Australia” helps people better learn the features of certain regions of the country, to gain experience and in General very entertaining time.
Showing the beauty of your garden, the Robertsons also exciting talk about his creation. From scratch and with zero experience. Their house is a fascinating story and a wonderful Testament to the fact that constant work can lead to such joyous results.
Despite the fact that 25 years was spent in constant worries about the land and repair the house, to this family cottage — showing the soul and the mirror. In it they see their reflection and it made them really happy.
The estate itself “Glenmore” is located near the eponymous town in southern lowlands of Camden (1 hour drive from the capital of Sydney). Larry and Mickey use it as a cottage, and they live in the city. Most often, the Robertsons spend all summer outdoors, enjoying their blooming phase and their hand-grown vegetables.
Australian warm season, however, lasts all year round, but 6 separate months during the dry season, the country requires special attention and constant watering. The rest of the Robertsons come here when you can or when you want a break from the bustle of the city.
In your garden Roberston decided not to stick to a certain style of design, as not quite understand why to limit yourself to some part. When I have free time, they’re just happy to implement the ideas that came to mind, and I care about its plot.
In a sense, their garden still can be called Australian because of the choice of plants and the building’s architecture. They wanted to create a place for cozy living in nature that is all around pleasing to the eye.
Many years ago Larry decided to experiment — to put on both sides of the main entrance to the house overall, local plants. You can see them in the photo above. Then Mickey, this idea seemed too extravagant, and now she sees it has led to the fact that their garden can become a really interesting and original. So now the Robertsons understand that between creativity and practicality should be the perfect balance, allowing you to create a garden both comfortable and unique.
Mickey shares his thoughts about the work at the site: “The worst thing in the decorating of the site is the failure to implement some very interesting ideas almost. For example, I always wanted to under the window on the external side hung tubs with flowers. But unfortunately, our house do not allow it. Then we came up with to put under the window bench, which has put the pots. I like this option over time, liked it even more — because he is our own!”.
Larry likes to take care of the flowerbeds at the farm buildings, where the perennials grow themselves. This idea of minimum intervention, he is trying to implement wherever possible.
“It is very important to make the cottage in the first place convenient. When there are enough sheds, shelves in the house, tools, benches and garden beds, the rest is solved by itself. But if even a small work takes a lot of time on the organization — everything becomes a burden, even to snatch a few prickly weeds. After all, you don’t even know where gloves! And to find them, you need to spend at least 15 minutes of time. We are all lying in their places, and the area in the right place we even built a small shed that looks like a box. There are all the tools you may need at any time,” says Larry.
Despite the fact that the Robertsons got a very old farm building, permanent care is bearing fruit. Many of them have more than 40 years, and they still are — they just changed the roof. Around the same family, tries to be fine to use a space, for example, respecting accuracy in any work. For example, the pots at the back wall of one of the barns are strictly on the Ticker. So even a large concentration of small items looks more neat.
At some point, the Robertsons are very interested in trellis cultivation of plants, and in the Wake of this passion has made a tunnel that leads to a place of rest — a small bench. Is this design in the middle of the garden, and therefore more useful — as soon as I want to relax, you don’t need to go through the entire spot for some “relaxation area” that you are struggling to keep in beauty, like the front flower bed. Here you can feel free and work clothes. And, without gloves on, a few minutes before the next job.
In addition to the usual garden plants, the Robertsons love the succulents that are placed in pots throughout the garden. For Australia, this is even more clear choice because they do not require frequent watering.
The small shed, the Robertsons made a spacious dining room — all family holidays are celebrated here. 3 tables that can each accommodate six persons, was taken from the neighbors when they wanted to throw them out. The Robertsons decided that if the thing can still work — let it work. Covered them with tablecloths and set to the right place.
Immediately under the canopy they have hung a variety of shells, which themselves gathered on the beach in Sydney, on colored ribbons. Such beauty is not only reminiscent of the sea in such a hot valley, but also gives a wonderful memories of family holidays.
Above the main entrance of the Robertson household for a long time did not work and only in recent years have begun to landscape this part of the site. Now here, in the European manner, located a convenient drive-up area, which really helps when it attracts relatives and friends. Moreover, there is a bench and geometric unpretentious planted large plants. It makes caring for this place is minimal, but the beauty and care is noticeable.