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.