This will mainly be a picture post today to show you the garden at our house. I sincerely wish I had taken detailed photos of the horrible overgrown disaster that it was a couple of years ago. It was a borderline disgrace to the neighbourhood.
|What's not to love about this|
indestructible indoor plant?
Little by little we are ripping out old bushes and overgrown areas, revitalising the soil and replanting with plants that delight us and covert the once overgrown old hulk of a place into a home.
We still have LOTS to do and have not even really started on the back yard yet - so plenty more to post about in months to come.
|This is growing on the trunk of the|
tree fern I relocated
Anyway - enjoy these photos from around our place taken this week as I was checking how much the rain had soaked in.....
|Seaside daisies add softness and|
you just can't kill them
|These are five Frangipani cuttings I took off our|
Frangipani tree out the front - one for each daughter.
I'm pleased how well and quickly they have struck.
|Shade loving colour|
|A bust of colour near our clothesline|
|We have several of these beautiful|
Grandma bushes (Hydrangea)
|More shade colour|
|We have these next to the little path that|
meanders down to the clothesline
|The pond. We run the pump off a tiny|
solar panel and it adds the delightful
gurgle of water to our back patio area
|More hardy indoor specimens|
|This one keeps the tin cockerel |
and elephants company
|My miniature roses (currently being |
decimated by grasshoppers)
|A hedge of gardenias out the front|
|Another miniature rose|
|The front lawn used to be covered|
in semi-dead ugly prostrate conifer
|Little blobs of colour everywhere|
|The pond area next to our outdoor|
eating area. The Hydrangea and Lilliam's
will grow quite large so we've
left them plenty of room
|The lovely old Frangipani|
|Another burst of colour|
|This area is lovely at night |
when we fire up the chimenea
|The path of recycled bricks that |
leads down to the new clothesline.
the elephant's ears look like they
need some shade cloth.
|What a lovely area to hang out washing|
|This area used to be just dirt, weed|
and dog poop (ugh)
|This will become a camellia hedge |
in years to come - it's early days yet
Take care and stay nice :-)