Mice, possums, thrush, rabbits, rats and the odd pukeko.
These are my new foe. For we have moved again.. (which is why I haven’t been here for a while).
No longer do we have this in our backyard..
We now have this…
This glorious carpet…..
And a lot of work to do….
It’s very exciting, the potential, but also quite daunting. There’s a lot of work to do to get a stunning herb garden and productive vegie garden up and running. No herb or vegie gardens were here but I keep on coming across the bones of a great garden that once was. I’m thinking it must’ve been along the lines of a formal country garden, it’s now the formal residence of wandering jew and grass. Ohh, but it does have an orchard! Apple trees, feijoa, plum, lemon, peach and a mandarin that needs a lot of loving, actually they all do. This will be an awesome learning curve for me, even though I was bought up on a feijoa orchard I don’t have a lot of experience with fruit trees.
So plans are racing through my head on how I’m going to do things, but the wise voice at the back of my mind is reminding me that only fools rush in…
If it’s windy you can create shelter
If it’s dry, you can water and mulch
But if it’s shady, you can’t create sun