Monday, September 24, 2012
One Weekend Wonder: Working Hard In The Garden
Today, I'm linking up with Claire's One Weekend Wonder post - a weekly link-up where bloggers share a special moment or experience captured during the weekend... one they want to cherish...
Our weekend was a VERY productive one. It was non-stop for us all but we accomplished a lot, especially seeing as we did all we did with two little girls to look after and keep happy at the same time. The majority of our weekend was spent in the garden. Paul worked especially hard (with Grace and I lending a hand) and between us, we managed to prune, weed and mulch the back garden and most of the front. It's so rewarding to look out the window now or pull into our driveway seeing everything looking so neat.
Grace especially loved being Daddy's helper. While I alternated between pruning bushes, doing chores inside the house and keeping Sophie entertained, she and Paul scooped bucket after bucket of mulch, carpeting the garden in pine bark chips. She loved gallivanting about in her gumboots, climbing up onto the trailer and getting absolutely filthy in the process.
Now we just need to wait for all our frangipanis to come out in foliage again as things are looking a little bit bare and we need to buy some more ground covers and low growing shrubs to fill in all the 'empty spots'. We're also thinking of planting some tall hedge / screening type plants along the other side of our fence in the top photo, to create a bit more privacy and to hide the view of nearby rooftops and palm trees. It will be nice to look out the back and see greenery above the fence line rather than roof tiles.
In other 'garden news', our little baby dove took its first flight yesterday and left the nest (that's her on the beam in the photo above). I've found I'm still glancing out the window all the time out of habit though, expecting to see our little friend amongst the branches of the jasmine bush.
How was your weekend?