Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A busy time for Arthur

This picture shows Arthur in the 1950s taking a break from his writing; cutting the grass around the sea of daffodils which were planted on the south facing slope at Orchards.  Arthur and Gay planted all the daffodils in the garden in the early 1930s for the cut flower market except for the few native daffodils struggling in the scrubland that was evident when they purchased the land.  Note the small dark 'blob' - this Cryptomeria japonica Elegans Group - grew into a small colony - and became my one of my favourite trees.

1 comment:

  1. And I thought ride on mowers were a fairly new idea!