The lawn is not getting any sun through winter but I can design the Spring project.
At least the temporarily pavers will save my feet getting lost in the mud.
Growing vegetables in pots and tubs is not so bad when they grow like this. To be able to move the pots around also helps to work out the best place to create the permanent vegetable garden come Spring. There’s a lot of shade in the back yard this time of year and we want to grow vegetables in all seasons.
Until garden stores and nurseries are back to full business, small tidy ups and finding temporary homes for my potted plants, is as much as we can do for now.
We finished off the seating corner for now. I’m hoping to place a Narnia lamp post between the arch seat and the garden shed. Perhaps once the 3 native bottle brush grow a bit taller, they’ll be seen behind the seat cushions.
Extra pebbled areas where we constantly walk is definitely helping the warn patches of the lawn.
Lawn still recovering.
mmmm….I think a nice garden statue would look good here at the bottom of the back steps. Another trip to a nursery once lock down has lifted completely.
These photos were taken in our little front garden which was partly there, without any commonsense or plan, when we moved into our new home in December. With a bit of rearranging here and there, adding some cottage garden seedlings, using grey water and buckets throughout summer’s drought water restrictions, the garden is coming alive.
Free things always work well in the garden.
Add some black paint.
and a sunny day
and there you have it.
This area was all lawn before we started.
With most garden stores closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it’s taken some constant changes and imagination to get the main corner garden acceptable .
With the fish pond.
Windmill purchased via the internet. It was actually better than we thought it would be.
Some creative colour while waiting for the native seeds to grow.
My fairy garden will have to wait until life is back to some sort of normality. My stored gnomes though have found a new home.
And at night, it’s not a bad job done by a couple of oldies in lock-down.
Oops! That pipe wasn’t on the plumbing plans.
Drainage completed with a big change in plans.
With that pipe under there we couldn’t put in a concrete slab. This was going to be my garden work area…
As usual, I pointed and Norm dug and shoveled.
Quick thinking and a change of plans.
It’s now our little sitting corner.
Yes, the garden “pond” has six new residents.
They love hiding but they’re all there.
I gave up telling them apart
so no names yet.
The beginnings of our courtyard garden. The lawn is looking great so we’ll need to be careful not to ruin it now that plans and digging has begun.
Screening, pond and native garden. Slow and steady.
And still collecting rain water.
View from rear steps.
There’s not much room but it’s just enough to start propagating. We have a few mature plants but I love watching plants grow from seeds, seedlings or even cuttings. Everything from succulents to ferns. Herbs and vegetables… although we’re limited of how much space but it’s a start.
Mixed lettuce (the pot in background has spinach seeds in it)
I bought this about a month ago online from our favourite nursery not far from home. We used the click and collect option. The stag was all green with just a fine outline of the lower part in a brown tinge when we mounted it to the fence. It could be the cooler Autumn weather we’re experiencing but it also could be just early days of the relocation. Any ideas? Derrick? other’s? Anyone? Don’t forget this is Australia.