Monday, November 26, 2007

Ah Spring, how I love you!

We've had a spell of wonderful warm weather (around 80 degrees F for American readers) so I spent a lot of the weekend in the garden. Here's the front garden early this morning - this view is still quite plain, not many flowers yet, but it's a lovely peaceful area.
And here's the side of the house, through the other pergola. You can see I've started to put straw mulch down. Oops, left the spade out overnight!
When i moved here 3 months ago, there was practically nothing in this front garden.
Still in the shade is the vegetable garden out the back. It still has a lot of weeds in it, but some of that greenery is potatoes, plus I've planted lettuces, silver beet, beans, corn, peppers, sugar snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes and a zucchini.
Here's the main flower garden out the back - this also had nothing in it so I've planted it up. That is a wee lemon tree on the right by the woodshed. This is taken at 7am so not much sun in here yet.
And here are my yet-to-be used bales of barley straw, complete with poodle.

8 comments:

Donald said...

Good work Shirley, you've been busy. Spring down south here has been delightful too, but I'm way behind on a vege garden.

Suzi-k said...

it's already looking good. It is very cool to go through a nesting process in a new home, and stamp your individual mark on the place... looks like you've made a good start!

Stell said...

it is looking good, you have made great progress in only a few months. can't wait to see late summer

Kate said...

Love the garden photos and the progress you've made in such a short time - what is the tree in bloom at the end of the pergola?

Shirley Goodwin said...

In the second photo? I've been told it's some kind of cotoneaster. It looks quite nice in flower, but it's got mean spines on the branches and blocks sun from the laundry, so it's going to be rearranged somewhat.

kathy said...

Your photos are very interesting. As we head into winter here in the midwest, you are having a wonderful warm season with grass and flowers and green trees. It's raining and dreary here. Wish I could visit.

loulee1 said...

Thanks for the garden pics. Yum, home grown fruit and veg, hope it all grows well for you.

Sheila said...

Has it been 3 months already? We all will be expecting more progress reports from the flower/gardening scene.