Over the last few weekends Ryan and I have been working in the garden; pulling out grass, setting up retic, planting native plants and building veggie beds. We’ve been pretty lucky with having a few long weekends and mild weather so we decided that it was the perfect time to just get it done.
We have made four trips to Soils Aint Soils, at least four thousand trips to Bunnings and today we went to every nursery in Perth (Lullfitz, Zanthorrea (both Australian native) and Landsdale Plants ($6.95 kangaroo paws, people!). Everytime I shut my eyes I see native plants and mounds of dirt peering back at me. Despite all the running around and being complete novices, we have managed to pull together something pretty lovely.
We’re still waiting on a Eucalyptus to arrive and we need to build one more veggie bed, so in the meantime, I thought I’d share some progress shots.
L-R: The hanging planters are finally filled with some potted colour. They have been empty for about two years; We planted a Jacaranda in the middle of the yard (hopefully it doesn’t become a monster in size); Four Viburnum (Viburnum Odoratissiumum to be precise) were planted to give us more privacy from our neighbours; our chilli plant has EXPLODED; Borlotti beans (from the Diggers Club) were planted in the new veggie bed; I planted out those seed potatoes today… I can’t believe I’m growing (or trying to, anyway) my own potatoes!