Sunday, February 24, 2013

G is for garden

It's been a long time since I had a garden. And the hard work has already been done in this one. (yay)

Check it out.

My new backyard:



Comes complete with a small kitchen garden, surrounded by a rosemary hedge:



In here, there's kiwi fruit, a fig (beseiged with scale), a kaffir lime, a lemon tree, lemongrass, lemon balm, laksa plant, curry plant, marjoram, tomatoes, a melon (not sure what yet), a grapevine, a small banana tree, raspberries, a gooseberry bush, and spring onions.

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There are beds everywhere, with old-fashioned plants in them:


This hydrangea is slightly coloured by the bore water (orangey-brown).


And freckle-face! I love this plant, always have. Doesn't it look like the spot for a fairy garden?

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And here we have a very rare and exotic plant, Plasticus Principessa. You have to be VERY lucky to get one of these.


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There's heaps more. The lady who owns this house loves her garden, and she has put a huge amount of time and effort into it. I hope I can keep up with the maintenance!
I should get fit and trim, at any rate.

10 comments:

  1. It is simply beautiful. What a treasure to wake up to every morning.

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    1. Kerryn, I still can't believe my luck!

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  2. Beautiful garden and I bet you make even more beautiful with all your added touches. xx

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    1. Thanks Ann... I'll be happy if I can just manage not to kill anything off!

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  3. All those trees! It's so beautiful.

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    1. Aren't they lovely? so cool and shady... though I may not be quite so pleased when they start to fall in autumn....

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    2. Just rake them off the grass and into the garden beds. They're mulch.

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  4. OMG Toni ... beautiful garden ..... and a vege patch !!!!!! now you need to find a lovely 'special' spot for your morning coffee :)

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  5. What a delight and an inspiration.
    And I love the Bore Water Brown hydrangea. Never seen one of those before!

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