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:

Oxalis-Antipodean-garden

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.

Rhododendron-Antipodean-garden

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.

Pink-Camellia-Antipodean-garden

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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