I secretly covet this little shed. I can see myself just slipping in through the door to another world where all you can see are jetties, water, boats and birds. A perfect spot for a sundowner or two.
These masked lapwings nest in the yard next door every year. Hopefully, their second attempt at parenthood this spring will have a better outcome. The earlier brood fell victim to the neighbor’s cat. Mr. takes parenting seriously starting work on the new family the day after the massacre.
A garden photoshoot
Foxglove and Co is located in the pituresque village Central Tilba, on the far south coast of NSW, just south of Narooma.
Spring was in full swing when I visited, azalias, camilias, bearded irisus and wisteria were all in bloom. Dozens of Lewins honey eaters perched on the pergolas and drank from the irrigation hoses. This garden has a wimisical old English feel to it, with lots of hidden treasures. The pathways are wheelchair friendly well graded and not too steep. I spent a delightful hour and a half wandering around taking photos and chatting to the owners.
I had last visited this garden about 20 years ago when it was called Foxglove Spires and owned by the Southam family. Now, the cafe and gift shops have been converted into luxury accommodation, a sign of the times I suppose. Foxglove and Co like many other local businesses, were just getting over the drought, summer bushfires when Covid-19 impacted tourism numbers in the area.
Now back from my Thursday excursion to gardens at Foxglove & Co in Central Tilba. I decided to wait and have lunch at home instead of at La Gallette the cute little french cafe up the road. Solo diners are not really encouraged at the moment, why seat 1 when you can seat 6. I will have to arrange another visit with some pals the food looked decedantly delicious.