This is the front garden beside the steps. It used to have a pelagonium planted here that was taking over the garden. But as we are trying to squeeze as many edibles into the garden as possible it was decided this garden needed a make over.
You can just see the garden in this before picture, beside the stairs. Beneath the massives of growth there was my gorgeous cottage garden edging, a few iris’s and my most ‘favourite’ plant, kikuya.
So Monday I ripped it out and planted in the Dwarf Eureka lemon, 2 blioxi blueberries and a few rainbow chard plants that needed planting. There is still a passionfruit to go in here. I want to train it along the verandah and back down the stairs. I love how this garden looks now.
Now zoom the camera out a little bit and here is the truth shot. Bricks, dirt, weeds and bags of compost. Erm I think I need to clean up a little bit & put the front boards back on the verandah. About 3 months ago we had to rebuild the verandah as it was literally falling apart! I might tackle these jobs soon.
Asters, alyssum, daisy’s of many varieties and arum lillies. Ah lovely.