Sunday, 09 November 2008

A little bit of Gardening

Yes, believe it or not, I sacrificed my scrapping to do some work in the garden. Grant, Lauren and I went to the nursery this morning and bought some plants, trees and a couple of bird baths. When we arrived home, my brother, Malcolm, Carol and Byron were at our place. They helped off load everything. They stayed for a short while and then left. Then Dereck and I got stuck into preparing the flower bed. While we were doing this, my other brother Warren, Debbie, Luke and Rebekah arrived. Luke and Rebekah went to play computer games, Debbie found somewhere to sit and chat and Warren, Dereck and I carried on with the task at hand. Here is the end result:
Dereck had started building this wall, and we recently got someone in to finish it off. We have now planted some Eugenia's along the wall to hopefully grow nice and tall and hide the neighbours awning with a broken drain!
This picture below, shows the above corner from a different angle and also shows the wall going all the way around.

This is the opposite corner to where the trees are. The builders completed the wall the whole way round this grassy area. Now we have more place to park and hopefully will have more "feathered" visitors. Below is the other bird bath that I bought. We had a strong plastic one, but with a recent HEAVY wind, it got blown over and broke in half!!
We also recently had an awning put up over the entrance to the cottage/Dereck's office and I must say, it looks quite good.
After all that hard work (and Debbie had said that Warren wanted to come and visit so that he didn't have to do work at his place!!) we had a lovely cup of Nestle hot chocolate mint and sat inside and chatted a bit.
Grant and Lauren had gone to Stokers and when they came home they brought Dereck a snack basket and me a calamari salad - so that was our supper.
I then went and finished off my "Dream Home" layout for the BOM challenge. Will upload as soon as I can take a photo of it. So, I still managed to get some scrapping done.
Off to do Grant's class i year.
Happy gardner signing off ....

5 comments:

Sophia said...

Your hard work will pay off for sure...

Andrea said...

I am afraid I was born without a green thumb, but I love spending time in pretty gardens and I am sure yours is going to be lovely.

Desire Fourie said...

Now, don't you ever sit still, Mrs Green Fingers. Your garden has really taken shape and I am sure your feathered friends will find a quiet safe haven here. Love the new bird baths.

Libby said...

You have far too much energy!! My goodness!!

TxScrapAddict said...

Looks lovely!