Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tidying up the garden
This a photo I took of a Jacaranda tree not far from my place. This photo was taken a few years ago but it is currently in full bloom just like this. I detour just so I can drive or walk past it. Beautiful.
Tonight after work I spent some time tidying up my side "garden". This is where I have my veggies, herbs, lemon tree and some other plants. It is a narrow strip down the side of the house with a retaining wall put there by the builders when they excavated to build our house. As I mentioned yesterday, the neighbour on that side did some work on his driveway and in the process there was collateral damage on my patch.
My poor lemon tree that I planted about a year ago was almost uprooted. I put the dirt (and the neighbours gravel) back into the hole and cleared up around it. I also have a yellow banksia rose growing in that corner which I also gave a trim.
Seasol. It needs some more compost and a layer of mulch. Hope it survives.
To have that beautiful garden I long for, I need to spend time maintaining it. So starting today if I just give it 15 minutes a day attention, in no time at all it should be looking much better.