My husband Peter and I purchased half an acre subdivided from famous Australian gardener Edna Walling's Sonning Cottage. Edna reconstructed a quaint English Village community in Mooroolbark and named it Bickleighvale.
This is the story of the building of our dream stone an shingle cottage home " Sonningfield".
Sonningfield Cottage built by Matclair Constructions. Click on garden gate photo to visit their web site .
A couple of weeks ago Peter and I were clearing weeds and saplings and look what I found under a foot of ivy. We had a dead gum tree come down in a storm so I had to wait for Christopher to come and chain saw it up so I can continue with my excavations.
A couple of weeks later and Christopher has moved the old dead gum tree. I have patched up the missing rocks and planted some impatiens around a sculptured bird bath.
See Sonning Cottage through the trees in the distance...