Thursday, October 19, 2006

The view from the back garden.The Ruahines in the background.Where the long grass is the back garden drops away and under the wilderness there we found the remnants of terracing and an old pathway down to a flat area just to the left of the photo.We have removed most of the rubbishy stuff and can nearly make out all the hard landscaping..What a find!!! Will be a great little spot to retreat and absorb the view.
Well we,ve been here 2 weeks now and a very busy time has been had in the garden.We have 2/3 of an acre and alot of that is borders and trees.
A huge compost heap has been made from the prunings and trimmings and weeds from the property..The place hasnt been maintained for a number of years now and the growth was phenomenal.:)
The soil is wonderful and the millions of bulbs popping their heads up is fabulous.Every day something new is appearing.
The lady owner of the place a while back was an avid gardener and a collector of plants.
B has decided that the lean-to off the back of the garage will be the new home for his orchids.This weekend (labour weekend) will be their shifting time.Hopefully they dont mind too much as many are in bloom.