Thursday, May 31, 2012

Around the Garden...

I love Autumn, the colours of the leaves falling off the trees, the crisp mornings, the chill in the air in the late afternoon....winter is on its way!

Even Bailey wanted to get into the act of the autumn colour.
He is closing his eyes saying...don't take my photo, you are always taking photos of me!

Stop taking my photo!

I have planted some new herbs in my herb garden.

My veggies have starting to grow...I have planted Broccolini, Silverbeet and Beetroot, I probably put too many in and too close together....oh well.  At the back I have planted Sweet Peas to try and cover the fence...we'll see if they do what they are suppose to do!

I decided to dig up the roses along the back fence as they weren't growing as well as they should as they aren't getting enough sun. Not sure where I am going to put them.  I have planted Camillias in their place and I am hoping they will grow quite well and cover that ugly fence.

I have also put a couple of Camillias behind my old post & rail fence to try and hide the side fence.

There they are behind the fence, i think they will cover the side fence very well.

I have also had to replace the standard roses at the side of the garage with camillias, as the roses weren't getting enough sun there either. I have planted 3 so far, and I have one more rose to dig up and I will plant 2 more camillias.

Two of the standard roses I have moved to either side of the front porch steps...they look a bit dead at the moment but I am hoping that once Spring comes they will be in full's hoping!

The first sign of my daffodils starting to shoot up.

I thought I would show you my new garden ornament...isn't he cute!

Lastly....all curled up in front of the fire after our day in the garden...what a life!!

How is your garden growing?

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hi,
    Just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful looking cottage. I love the front verandah and the roses will look lovely when they bloom. You have done a lot of work in the garden. well done. Ann

    1. Hi Ann, thanks for reading my blog and your lovely comments. I hope the roses will survive!

  2. hello karen,
    beautiful your garden and the my garden blooms at the moment my container garden grows tomatoes,
    lovely blog.
    greetings from germany,

    1. Hi Regina, thanks for reading my blog and your lovely comments. I love being in the garden, it seems to make all my problems disappear!

  3. What a beautiful home and garden you have there....and a great old wares picking partner in Chris...!

    1. Thanks very much Suzanne for the lovely comment, a long way to go until I match your backyard garden. Yes, Chris is a great picking partner, we have joked about starting a TV show "Aussie Pickers" much fun would that be!


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