Friday, November 6, 2009

What I did yesterday.

I finally got up enough energy to pick up some free pavers from friends. These are really solid ones that had originally been used in the footpath in front of shops. When these shops were incorporated into the new shopping centre the old pavement was ripped up and sold off to locals. My friends used them in their back yard for a while but have now replaced a section of their yard with an extra vege patch so have a few hundred going to waste. I've wanted to get these for a while but the energy was too low. Yesterday though, they were popped into my car by said friend and taken out by DD2. All I had to do was set them in a straight line (was that straight?) in our super soft sandy soil and hey presto! You might even think a man had been working here. They make a huge difference in the front garden and it should be easier to mow these areas now too. I know it looks a little crazy having a pot plant dug into the garden but frangipanis are notorious for not liking their roots disturbed so I will plant this one out next winter during it's dormant time. All the plants you see here have been given to me either as full plants or as cuttings. Even the pots have not cost me a penny, most being picked up on the side of the road.

If you are willing to wait a while and don't need the instant satisfaction of a grown garden it amazing how cheaply you can manage to put one together.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! Frangipanis are one of the few things I miss about living up north. :-)


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