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1 Aug 2017

Winter Work_outside

It has been busy here the last month. The BIL visited for 3 weeks and helped PC move, clear and repair.

The before photos of the garden were taken on a visit I made mid June 2016 but the start of the clearing and reorganising didn't begin till about December 2016. Moving the rocks is an ongoing project and is time and energy consuming.

The Peach Tree Garden just needs some stepping stones, of which we have plenty, and then it can be planted with more herbs and veges.
Before
At present

The South-East Garden is finally rock, carpet and weed free and I'm planning beans along the south fence, where the cherry tomatoes were last Summer, and the tomatoes will go along the East fence. I'm about to decide which seeds I will germinate now to plant in front of the beans and tomatoes. With just the two of us, and some things that PC doesn't eat, it will be an interesting procedure.

A bit wild and wandering!
Rocking the rock to roll it out of the garden.
Ripping out old nylon carpet that previous owners placed in ALL the gardens for weed prevention.
Ready for composting, mulching and then planting in Spring

The Central garden area is still a work in progress because the rocks, and old carpet, need to be moved across the path and we don't wish to damage the path. At the moment all we have to move them is the diesel forklift and, at a weight of 3 tons, it will make the path rubble. We'll keep chipping at the rocks till we have another solution.



In the meantime Maddy is the main supervisor (as usual!) and Kevin and Co have full run of the front yard.....as that is on the future list.



Cheers,
Robyn Louise XO




13 comments:

  1. Quite a project you have there. Gotta love a supervisory cat. Never had old carpeting to pull up, the dreaded black plastic and garbage bags were my nemesis.

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    1. Glad we don't have plastic problems.

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  2. A lot of work and I could only imagine how slow it must feel especially having to move all those rocks and then the carpet. They really seemed to have like their weed mats.
    The areas are looking so much clearer and bigger.
    Looking forward to seeing what you both decide to grow.
    Well done.
    Kylie

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    1. Thank you. We are figuring ways to rid ourselves of the rocks over time.

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  3. Looks like your getting some good ground work done! Look forward to seeing it planted up. :)

    xx

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    1. It's all a Work-In-Progress as we're trying to make it a permaculture garden. Trying for basic functional in 5 years.

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  4. That will be great when it is finished, Robyn. I hope it ends up how you have planned it to be.

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  5. Hi Robyn, Your chickens are just beautiful! The central garden looks lovely, too.

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  6. Lol, the rooster, Kevin, thinks he's pretty good :). They are silver laced Wyandottes and a good dual purpose bird.

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  7. How weird - all my links to your blog were not working - I thought you had disappeared. Seems like all is working again now. I re-did the link from mine just in case it was corrupted or something. Catching up reading now.

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    1. I've had that happen and had to re-add myself to some blogs I followed to receive notifications.

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  8. Quite a project, and it is going to look wonderful!

    -Soma

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