Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Cannot believe we have been in our new home for exactly one year, and what a long way we have come!

This is the before:-
December 2011
 And this is the after:-

December 2012

And these are photos of the finished result, we are very happy with how it has all shaped up, still a bit more planting left to do this year, plus a water feature and garden lighting, but essentially, it's finished.

The blind side of the house

The veggie garden


Alfresco Area

Behind the garage

Across the back yard

Merry Christmas to all our friends and wonderful neighbours that we have met down here, we are looking forward to having some Christmas drinks with them tonight out on the deck.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spring has sprung

Happy fathers day to all the dads out there.   What a great day for the first day of spring, and my baby garden is starting to show signs as well:

Dwarf Peaches in flower

Azaleas starting to bloom

On another note, The Avenue at Casey website has had a revamp and now has artists impressions of our new future shopping centre.   Looks good.

It will be great to see some action on that pile of dirt at the front of the estate!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ready Steady Go Veggo!

Finally my veggie garden has arrived and is in place ready for us to fill and plant.   

We now have pavers and pebbles up the dead side of the house and Raymond has paved around the veggie garden for easy access.   Now to buy some fruit trees and get some mushroom compost and pea straw, but that can wait till after this weekend.

Veggie garden with paving all around

Dead side of house now completed

Ready to go!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Near Map Update

Here's the latest nearmap update of the estate:

12th April 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Front Garden Finished!!

 It was a very wet week this week, but luckily the weather was kind to us on Sunday and we finished the planting and ordered a metre of mulch to finish off the front garden.   Very pleased with the result:
That was then

This is now!

 We still have the rest of the nature strip to finish and the sprinklers fitting off, but that's all folks.   Now we just need the plants to grow!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Front lawn & garden

Thank goodness the weather was kind to us on Saturday, as it was turf laying day!!!

So exciting, the turf arrived at 7.30am and Raymond at 8.00am, so we were off and running.   Raymond commenced the day installing the irrigation and sprinklers for the lawn and garden beds, I started on the planting, and made cappuccinos for the both of us to keep us going.   I did as much planting as I could at the time so once Ray started laying the turf, I offered to help.   So by the time we were finished I was absolutely filthy, not a good look, as our neighbours discovered - Janine with no makeup, hair not done and gardening clothes on that were disgusting, but boy I felt good by the end of the day despite the appearance and my aching knees, legs, back etc. etc., even managed to mow the back lawn as well seeing I was on a roll.

And where was David, you may ask, well he was keeping the country running at work for the weekend, so I sent him progress pictures as we went, he was very pleased when he came home to see the progress we had made.   Here's the pics: 

My little hedge along the front path -

Irrigation drippers for the garden beds.

The finished result, we had some turf left over so have started on the nature-strip, to be completed in a couple of weeks.