Cockington Green Gardens

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Winter Gardening Tips

14 Jul 2018 Read More

Winter is a great time in the garden to get those jobs done around the shed that need doing to prepare for the coming spring. Tool maintenance is always a great place to start. Check handles for splinters and cracks. A rub over with some sandpaper and a coat of timber oil will help with splinters. Cracked or broken handles can be replaced with new ones from the hardware store. A wire brush is a great way to clean spades, shovels and other digging tools of the rust and soil build up, a quick rub over with engine oil will help with rust prevention and preserve those expensive tools. Pruners and loppers can be cleaned and sharpened in preparation for those late winter pruning jobs. Winter is also a great time to have mowers or any power equipment serviced don’t wait until you really need them before having them serviced or repaired. Mower shops are not as busy in the winter and as the grass is not growing a couple of weeks in the shop won’t be an issue. Take the time to do a stock take of your garden chemicals and fertilizes. Purchase new ones if required, also do a bit of research on the chemicals you have, some may be out of date or even banned from use now. With a good tidy up in the shed and serviced tools you will be ready for the wonderful spring ahead.

Can you find these figures?

06 Jul 2018 Read More

A fun free exercise for the whole family! ..

Willie Lotts Cottage

29 Jun 2018 Read More

This cottage has been totally re-constructed, due to the wear and tear of being in our display for 39 years. The original building was made by Doug Sarah, a calendar photo was used as a guide to replicate the building, we have recreated several buildings in this way. ..

Intercity 125 High Speed Train

22 Jun 2018 Read More

For many years this 5” gauge model of the Inter-city 125 high speed train was the only train at Cockington Green. Manufactured by Doug Sarah & Bill Rose from plans supplied by British Rail, it has been in continuous operation since 1979. We estimate it travels approximately 3500 kilometres per year, and is powered through the aluminium rails by two 12V motors. Our train is made out of fibreglass and is very similar to the XPT that runs in NSW. ..

Garden Cafe Area

15 Jun 2018 Read More

The Garden Cafe area refurbishment is progressing well, the grass is looking great and our patrons are now walking within this lovely space. The garden bed has been replanted recently with a selection of a few of our spring annuals, such as Bellis Bellissima, Viola Sorbet XP, Calendula Bon Bon and Poppy Wonderland Mix. We are anticipating a spectacular and colourful display as this bed comes into full bloom during Canberra’s wonderful Springtime. ..

Lynton & Lynmouth – Cliff Railway

08 Jun 2018 Read More

Sam is currently working on making some new carriages for our Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway display. The aim is to construct 3 or 4 new carriages, they will be a lighter version of the old ones, this will make it a lot easier on the motor used in this interactive display. The old carriages are made of brass which means they are heavy and take more time to repair as they need to be stripped back properly in order to be able to re solder a break. Fibreglass will allow a lot faster turnaround time for repairs and which means more time for our patrons to play with this interesting display. Sam is anticipating approximately 60 hrs will go into making each carriage. ..