Friday, July 16, 2010

Front Yard - 95% done!

I am 95% done on my front yard now! (well the main part of it anyway!) All that's left to do now is the pathway to the utilities and that can wait a while longer...

Today I spent about 3 hrs planting 7 new plants and spreading out 1m3 of mulch - my arms and shoulders already hurt, I hate to imagine how much pain I'm going to be in tomorrow! I also originally only got 0.5m3 of mulch and had to go back for another load, good thing it's only around the corner!

Also, another helpful tip - if you aren't used to doing this kind of thing - shovelling stuff out of a trailer is a LOT easier than off the ground, so hire a trailer and help your back!!

Ok onto the photo's

My double branched weeping silver birch tree and the garden before mulching

3 new plants - Banksia Stumpy Gold


My other 3 new plants Isopogon 'Candy Cones'

Closeup - these flowers are a mauve pink which should be very pretty

After the mulch:


  1. Wow! You did all that, its amazing!

  2. Your garden looks great! I hope we can manage to do our garden, with no experience at all.
    We have the same letterbox :)