Friday, November 30, 2012


The guest of honour - 7.85kg of yum!

Safi was constantly underfoot

Tui in the flax

The Marlborough Daisies have started to flower

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Back steps are done

I finally managed to finish the back steps. I came up with an assembly line approach to help get them done. I was in a bit of a hurry because next weekend is our annual Thanksgiving party.

The steps are two different colours because I ran out of left over Vitex decking from the back deck. I finished it using the old deck that was dismantled when we renovated two years ago. It looks a bit funny, but new Vitex was going to cost quite a bit and I like the idea of reusing the old timber.

Finally finished!

The strawberries are coming along nicely and there are lots of pots on the deck.

Strawberries and pots on the deck

The citrus trees now have boarders around them to keep me from getting them with the edger.

Citrus tree protection

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Veggie garden

The last post didn't have any pictures of the veggie garden so here they are.

Broccoli in the foreground, Silverbeet and tomatoes in the background





More raspberries and few other things

Spring has arrived

This past week we had some amazing weather. Most evenings I would come home from work and have to open up the house to get it to cool off.

Since it was so nice I thought I would take a few photos to record how the house and garden are progressing.

Fully transformed

Front path with a helper kitty

The wild slope with Renga Renga Lilies about to bloom

More of the slope

Olive tree in the backyard