Saturday, 27 July 2013

Front Garden Transformation!

It's been 7 months since my last update, how time flies... Over the last couple of months the front garden has had a makeover!

Before the cardboard was held down with bricks and pallets to stop the weeds growing, but quite an eyesore.

Half way though covering with pea straw
  
A couple of months later and the peas are growing well, there are also about twenty native tubestock plants in there growing. See is you can spot them!

 I planted fifteen native tubestock plants last weekend here.

Received my delivery of two rolls of pea straw this morning, very exciting!

Here is the front yard fully dressed or nice and warm as suggested by a passerby. 

I spread it very thickly with the hope of smothering the weeds and the grass. I'm hope to pick up another 10 native tubestock, including a quandong seedling tomorrow from State Flora. I put my name on the waiting list over 12 months ago for a quandong seedling and got a call this week letting me know that they are in stock.

State Flora are fantastic if you are wanting to grow native plants, black tubes are $2.95 and green tubes $4.95. Last weekend I went in with a couple of pieces of tree I wanted and the gentlemen assisted me to find matches as well as helping me to select a further thirteen shrubs (1-2m high) that grow well in my climate with minimal water. Definitely recommend!



 Two wattles planted here

All that is left of the two rolls of pea straw

 Before

After, now just after suggestions on what to plant, as it only gets a few hours of sun a day.

The white potato creeper slowly covering my gazebo is out in beautiful white flowers

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