Thursday, December 5, 2013

Garden goings on

All the grass is dead now. I put a heap of compost from the pile in the driveway, on top of the dead grass. Izzy helped with the rake, she's a keen gardener. On a recent trip to some open garden's Mum saw her interest in flowers and gardens and commented that she will be a gardener, just like her mum and nanna.

The pile of good compost. This is thanks really to my cheeky neighbour who dumps his stuff there. I used up the 'free' compost on my new grden beds, uncovered and fixed my sprinklers that were there and chucked some plants in! Reclaimed it.

I painted a couple of signs on old bits of metal I scrounged from dad's scrap pile.

"Take a photo of me and Summer Mum". "Summer come here and hold my hand". "Muuuum, take a photo of me and Summer!".

Mum sells plants she has grown herself out the front of her place in an old cart. I went round and scabbed a few, and divided a few of my own to get a few plants into the new patch. I had to use a pick axe to dig holes through the dead Kikuyu roots. It will be much easier when they break down to plant stuff.
'Sally Holmes' rose I got off Mum, she grew from a cutting. I have my eye on a 'Slim Dusty' rose at Plants Plus too ;)

The blue Nigella 'love in a mist' comes up every year from dropped seed. It looks lovely with the pink 'apple blossom' carpet rose flowering amongst it.

I don't let the chooks out for a wander as often as I used too, they eat all my lettuce!

The other new patch on the other side of the house. I dug up and divided some irises to put in the new patches, the leaves are all over the lawn.

Linking up with Susan at Jacana


9 comments:

  1. I love your gardening posts Alicia. I have never started a garden bed by killing off the grass first. What did you spray it with? I like your quirky signs, you have certainly been busy!

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    1. I sprayed it with a glyphosate weed killer, just one from the supermarket. I use it too do all the edges around the garden as well. I have a lot of kikuyu lawn and it's always creeping into the garden beds. Be warned it kills everything, so be careful around plants you don't want dead!!

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  2. How cute is your garden. I love the chickens & ducks crossing signs.

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  3. That blue nigella is gorgeous as are the metal signs. Very creative.

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  4. You sure are a green thumb! Nothing more special than blue flowers in my eyes, they are quite rare. x

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  5. I wish I had a green thumb! I love your "love in the mist" and pink apple blossom photos. Beautiful colours!

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  6. Wow that looks fantastic! I am the opposite of a green thumb so I'm in awe of your kids gardening skills! xxx

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  7. Wow your Nigella 'love in the mist' and pink apple blossom flower combo is stunning! And I love the little signs, adds a nice touch.

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