Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garden makeover

The garden today, and when first planted.

When we moved in to our house, the garden was in a terrible state. Full of weeds, grass, rubbish and inappropriate plants (rubber trees, ficus). There were also two enormous trees dominating the small space and destroying the garden wall.

Over the months we pulled every single thing out of the garden, cleaned up the soil, added brick edges to the beds, laid down turf, had the giant trees removed, and planted out an Australian native garden and a herb garden.

And it grew and grew!

Click here if you'd like to see some before shots of the garden.


  1. I know I've been living under a rock (baby) all year. Your garden is amazing. I can't believe I have not seen it. Omi would have been happy and proud to see how beautiful you have made it. I look forward to bringing Layla around to play in your garden. You've put me to shame. I need to get my act together and put some time and effort into our garden. Well done Jaca! Looks amazing.

  2. Thank you Jas! This rainy hot summer has really made it grow brilliantly. Layla and I had a little play there the other day (when I got you some kaffir lime leaves) and she liked it a lot!

    Happy to come help in your garden any time. I still have a lot to learn from you about orchids!


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