Today I *finally* got the structure started for our Vege Garden! I feel a big sense of achievement here, because the area has been sitting there getting more jungley by the day, for about 2 years now… And today I managed to weed it, move a wood sleeper to create the fourth wall base, put [...]
Mum and I visited a lovely open garden inCanberra on the weekend. It was owned by an older retired couple, who have lived there for 43 years! So they have about 40 years on me and my garden, but I was still so envious. The style of their garden was not totally on par with [...]
In December it was quite cool and rainy here in Canberra, so I took the opportunity to be outside and work in the garden, tidying up the front yard and creating the Skinny Front Garden bed to “fence off” the front corner of our block. The area I wanted to use for the garden is [...]
After some very heavy rains in Canberra in November and December, my garden is doing pretty well =) I took some quick snaps on my new Canon Ixus the other day to share. The Agapanthas are not very amazing, as they are *everywhere* in Canberra, but I’m really happy they’re flowering because I replanted them [...]
I’ve come to the conclusion that if I wait until all my projects are totally finished before posting about them, you won’t see any of the landscaping or renovating I’m doing for the next 10 years… Nothing is ever finished! Especially as I’m doing everything in little stages, I’ve started on many areas that won’t [...]
Our front yard is rather large so to manage the landscaping of the whole yard I’ve broken it down into smaller areas that I plan to tackle one at a time. Unfortunately because of budget restraints I usually start a project then run out of money to buy everything I need, so a lot of [...]
Especially when dogs are involved. They like to help by digging up newly planted plants and making a big mess in general…
The photos below are of a little area that is between the main part of the backyard and the carport, which can be seen from the kitchen window. The wheelie bins sit by the wall of the shed, so when we’re doing anything in the kitchen the view is of the garbage bins. Not really the best view!
I’m really happy with this project because although I did purchase a few things (trellis, start pickets, plants) I was able to re-use a lot of things already on hand (sleepers, stakes, bamboo edging) instead of taking them to the tip!
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