Gardening on a small block in south western Sydney with two kids, a couple of cats and a big moustache.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The back garden used to have a driveway running through it to what was the garage before it was converted into the rumpus room. Last Easter I enlisted the help of a mate of mine, Sean, and my Dad, cut out about three tones of concrete and laid turf.
At the end of the turf I planted a crepe myrtle. It was fairly late in the season and after some inclement weather I was worried that it had succumbed to the elements and that I had ultimately planted a stick.
That's it. Down in front of Imogen's slippery dip. But this last week it burst into bud.
So I made a little garden bed to celebrate.
Frootloop was a little unimpressed. But I quite liked it. I intend to shape the buxus japonica to the curve of the border when it grows. The lavender in the pot was struck from my lavender out the front of the house, and the sisyrinchium, (lavender skies) in the centre just took my fancy.