Thank you all for the interest shown in the Before and After! of my front garden. As promised, I have taken the latest photos of the back garden today, so now I can show you the big changes!

The Back Garden

BEFORE:

It was a ruined area, the chickens had taken over the back garden and as any chicken owner knows – I’ve learnt – they scratch and peck until it is pretty much all gone! So now, they have their own area behind the shade cloth and I have taken back my garden! Hooray! Let’s see the process.

The place is bleak and bare….shame!

Just a pool of mud in May

Only an idea at this stage

Still a long way to go!

The great gardening project starts!

Cleaning and digging and composting!

Now that I look back at what I have accomplished, I am amazed where all that energy came from! But man oh man – It was so worth it! I enjoy my garden so much now and I love sharing it with you, my garden friends! It will be wonderful to enjoy it this summer! My hubby takes care of the pool, so we are all ready for the summer sunshine!

AFTER:

The back garden as it is now!

This patch is looking so lush and full!

The patchwork patio works so well in the garden

All my herbs I planted in the patchwork  patio

The raised beds with vegetables

Potatoes and beetroot growing well

 

The Chickens had the whole run of the garden to play, and now they have to be contained. Not happy campers, but still a large area for them to play! They have plenty of space and a new house – the three little pigs could not have built a better one ….with a huff and a puff …and …well at least it’s brick! It’s only temporary until we can build them a real nice place and fix the area up for them to play! Ok….I know ….. another BIG project. But something to blog about.

 

The girls play area

The rest area in some shade

Lots of room for 3 chickens

Love their new lapa

Thanks for sharing and Happy Gardening xxx