John and Jan Tulloch's Garden
Updated: Dec 28, 2019
The property, on 3Ha, has been established for 35 years and is
undergoing a renewal after the removal of pest species.
There are three areas of interest:
A vegetable garden incorporating poultry within permitted zones,
totally chicken wire mesh enclosed to exclude foxes, birds and
possums. Both compost and liquid manure are used, artificial
fertilizers and insecticides are not. The garden produces ample
vegetables and eggs. Raised beds have been created using
recycled sheet iron. Tank water only is available so summer crops
A blueberry garden is similarly totally enclosed to exclude birds and
possums, and doubles as a cat run connected to the house. Cats
are not allowed outdoors, apart from this area. The blueberry
beds consist mostly of mulch, and crop well.
A natural swimming pool. Separate reed beds were added to the
previously chlorinated 12.5m concrete pool. The water is
circulated from the pool, through the reed beds and back to the
pool at a slow rate. No other filtering is used but it is necessary to
remove debris from the floor using a robot cleaner. The pool water
is also used for fire-fighting.
Dogs on a leash are welcome. A toilet is available.