Monday, January 16, 2012

Gardening photo's

I want to share with you my favourite hobby.
I started out gardening for a couple reasons.
My first reason was to save money (grow instead of buy!)
However, I realised within a year that this will NEVER save me money.
Each time I visit bunnings, I spend more than I would ever at coles.
Oh well.
Now, I garden for JOY, health, and taste.
The taste of a fresh tomato and fresh garden herbs....
compared to supermarket produce...
okay - There is NO COMPARISON!
It's worth the time, $ and effort, believe me!!!

Okay, before we begin, please remember I've been out of town for 3 weeks, and only back for about 2 weeks, not enough time to get this garden going again. It's messy.

In fact, the back yard has been completely overrun with weeds, as shown, and is in bad need of some attention. I'll show you anyway, just to show you the potential gardening site I have available, if I'll ever get around to tidying it up.

Okay, here's the mess:
I had to put the net up because bush turkeys and possums are killing me!

Kitchen window, my pride and joy. I just re-planted it with new chives and baby basil plants. It'll look full and lush next month. Yay!

 While I was at it, I re-planted this one at the back window. It has thyme on the left, parsley in the middle (not looking so good at the moment though, uh oh) and lemon thyme on the right. 
If you don't have lemon thyme growing, DO IT! It's amazing :)

  My Chookies :) 3-4 eggs a day.

Front stairs landing. Strawberries with runners, new seedlings, and Coleus flowers.

My newest garden. The next step is to build a border, and cover the black with nice pebbles. Pretty!

This front garden, with good sun and little possum trouble, has been an in-ground garden for Four years. After coming back from holidays, it was completely over-run with weeds, and I realised that I had to do something about it. Initially I thought, it needs to be raised so the weeds can't creep in. Then, 7pm at night, I had this vision of this black tarp sitting in the garage I could lay down. I immediately got to work ripping out the weeds, at night LOL. Hey, when inspiration and motivation hits, nothing can stop me :)


~Whirlsie~ said...

Awesome pics! Go you!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Can't wait to see you plants all grown up (and looking delicious)!