We met up at Digger's Spring Festival at Heronswood Estate in Dromana - 'Hazel', Phoebe, VG and Barbara. They are every bit as gorgeous, cheeky, knowledgeable and friendly as they are in the on-line world. I kept asking Phoebe what things were and she knew every name. Very handy!
The idea was to meet on the garden tour. So we did.
But we (not wanting to incriminate anyone in particular...) got bored with all the talk of the house so we formed our own splinter group and headed straight for the vegetable parterre! What a wonderful idea! ...
Was always curious about what one did with those curly stakes. I rather like it!
I'm gleeful (and I really shouldn't be should I?!) that the Diggers vegie garden suffers from the evil white cabbage moth butterfly too!
Do you see all the diagonally espaliered pear trees?
Love the trunks of these ornamental banana - huge! and the tops of the carrots just poking out
A gorgeous location overlooking the bay
Clive Blazey and a huge hedge of lavender beneath the citrus
that Phoebe was very taken with (I love it too)
I had lots of fun today. We shared drinks on the lawn by the pool, Phoebe was gifted a fig by the tree we were seated beneath and we were serenaded by the guy who usually mows the lawn. VG's monkey men are totally spunkalicious, sooo cute, whilst Barbara's Good girls were just that, littlest Good smiling at everyone she passed. I'm sure Hazel's goats would have loved to have come along.
I'd like to show you pics of us but...we want to remain a little bit enigmatic!
Can you guess which foot belongs to which blogger...?
I was so inspired when I got home. I pulled out a few more silverbeet trees, stripping them to give to the rabbit, the hens, for our dinner...to make room for all those seeds I bought. More beans!
I realise this has been a mammoth post all full of pics. But just one more. For Melbournites who may be interested...I got this in an email today. I won't be able to make it I don't think but you might want to check out a few vegie gardens! I LOVE looking at other people's vegetable plots!
Thanks to you lovely folk who came to meet up today - it was lovely to put faces to blogs. Sorry the rest of you couldn't make it, a long flight over for a few short hours for many of you :)
Have a beautiful week everyone!
OH NO! I've had messages from fellow bloggers who tried to meet us and couldn't find us!!!! SORRY FROG DANCER and SORRY BELINDA! Next time I'll leave up my mobile number.