Spring is almost here

I haven’t posted here over winter as it has just rained and rained for the last 3 months. Our backyard is an absolute bog so I haven’t been spending a lot of time out there. However, in the last couple of weeks I planted some vegetables and finally cleared out the oxalis growing in the garden. That took WEEKS of digging out soil and then replacing a whole lot of soil with vegetable mix. Here is the before photo:


After I cleared this and dug through new vegetable mix and compost  I planted carrots, spinach, kale and lettuce. Looked so much better after the clear out:

Last year when my dad helped with out huge clean up he completely hacked back the Rhododendron – which was a shame because it’s one of my favourites. However, apparently they like a good pruning so will pay off. There are 2 flowers appearing, which I discovered today.


My camellia tree is still blooming, and is looking absolutely amazing. It’s been blooming for ages and doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.


Next on the list will be to start sweeping the paths once it dries up a bit. If I keep walking on the lawn there will be no grass left, only mud! I also got sent some seed potatoes and potato food by Tui Garden Products so I will be planting those this weekend to insure I get a nice new potato crop for christmas potato salad!

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