Monday, June 14, 2010

New House, New Garden

Ok here is what is sort of classified around here as "My Garden" the fist photo was taken just after we moved in at the start of April and the second photo last week. As you can see we have had a bit of rain and the weeds just love it. I am thinking of turning this area into a bit of an orchard/veggie area, but I am not too sure how harsh it will be in Summer.

This is what I am thinking will be the "Colourful Garden" those standard roses are all different colours, whereas most of the other landscaped areas of the garden are very uniform, both in colours and structure. I am thinking of planting some native bottle brushes along that cream fence and making it more friendly for native birds and insects.

This is one thing off my list, my garden shed!
It's almost 5m x 3m, fantastic size for storing gardening tools, wheel barrow, bags of horse manure, potting mix etc close to where I use them.

I have made a (slight) start to veggies, these are some rainbow chard I planted before the cold weather came in, Perfect timing I think

Boof growing up from 5 months to 14 months old

Five months old (5/9/09)

Almost 6 months old (3/10/09)

Six months old after being desexed and having his due claws removed (18/10/09)

Six months old enjoying a pigs ear (27/10/09)

Seven months old. One of his favourite past times, making mulch, aka destroying things (29/11/10)

Almost 10 months old, this is his "come chase me!!!, you know you want what I've got" look (4/2/10)

Almost 12 months old. At the new house, with a new toys, the rope toy which lasted all of about 48 hours, and the ball, well that lasted a few plays before it went "pop" but it was really fun while it lasted!!!! (3/4/10)

Worn out from all that playing (3/4/10)

Playtime with friends. (15/5/10) 13 months old
Blaze my mums dog, a Staffy x and Jack my dads dog a full bred Koolie, Jack is about the same age as Boof

Boof relaxing in the sand pit after Jack has worn him out

I'm back in blog land

Well I guess I have taken a bit of a break from blogging, almost a year looking at the date of the last post. What can I say; life in the real world sort of took over.

So what have I been up to in this time?

Well the big thing I guess is that we sold my house and moved back to Adelaide in February this year, so garden photos from now on will probably be quite a bit different from what has been posted here previously (hopefully a bit more greener and lusher). Hard to believe we have been in the new place for four months already!! Definitely seen a change in the seasons from the end of summer to winter and weeds….argh…so many weeds, I think I need to quit my day job just to keep them under control.

Boof has grown up lots, he is now 14 months old, I think he loves it at the new house. He use to swelter in the Port Augusta heat so coming down here was a nice relief for him. He grew his winter coat quite quickly and although I shudder that he wont use his kennel we bought him, preferring to either sleep on the paver's or on his hessian bed, and he looks so cold all curled up, but when I go out to check on him his fur feels cold on the outside but under that he is so toasty warm. He also loves that there are windows all the way round the house so he can almost always see us and see what we are up to, or more appropriately if we are getting him food.

Ok so about the new place: We are on two acres, there is some formal landscaping already done out the front, and to one side of the back yard but nothing in the way of fruit or vegetable gardens, so I have a blank canvas to work on in that respect, not sure if that is a good thing or not. The back yard is separated into two, creating the house back yard and the “back paddock”, both which are around ¾ of an acre. But for the near future I think there is more than enough to keep us occupied in the front and back yards without worrying about the back paddock (for now)

I will update shortly with some pics of Boof (seeing he is "all grown up" now) and also of the yard, oh and not to mention my ever growing list of plans for this place.