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.
My two weeks at the cottage on the farm in Canberra are just about finished, for now. Spring is well and truely here and I am keen to get to the house at the coast, walk on the beach and maybe even a swim, if the water has warmed up yet.
Also I have nearly finished my 6 rounds of chemotherupy and imunotherupy for my follicular lymphoma. 4 down and 2 to go, my last round of PET CT scans showed the treatment is doing the job and I was no longer lit up like a Christmas tree.
Being able to work from home at my own pace has been a godsend during this time.
This medium size shrub lends itself to use in a small garden. It will tolerate a wide range of conditions, including humidity as well as drought, and frost down to −5 °C (23 °F). Perfect for my low maintanence coastal garden.
Chris the owner of the Quarterdeck Bar, was a stalwart of support for the residents of Tilba Tilba during the summer bushfires. Now the pandemic, its great to see he stil has the energy and drive to give the boatshed a new lick of paint, before the next summer holiday season.