Today was a go go go day! I had my fabulous hubby as keen to get the garden in great shape. It has been looking shabby and dry and all the spent vegetable plants needed to go. I want to make way for my March planting and get the soil ready for this. I am totally exhausted but so happy that we managed to do the whole garden – every inch was checked and fixed!

Here we start – bright and early

Cleaning the protea bush – hard work!

Ok – enough of the ugly stuff. I didn’t bother to take photos of the before because it is really not a pretty sight! Let’s go straight to after shots! We’ll start with the front, move around the side and then to the back of the house. Then the chicken run!

Front grass mowed and beds cleaned

Grass patch needs little work – just some water

Fuchsia cut right back so roses have room

Roses deadheaded and fed with Sudden Impact

Front garden neat  - awaiting stones for path

The protea bush cropped just before I mowed

Ok, now for the side garden – the veggie patch area.

Weeding took forever but worth it

Front view of veggie patch

Looking back on the veggie patch

Oops! Still need to plant these salvias

Ok, now we are coming around to the back garden where I have my fruit trees.

Area raked and fruit trees mulched

Fig tree got a real good haircut

Potato (bush) tree bed all clean

Looking through Potato bush bed into garden

Beds cleaned and grass mowed

Chicken run cleaned up too

Whew. Thats it! Gonna hit the sack now. Tomorrow i’m going to order the stones that we want to put around the house. Ok, that’s a whole new post.

Happy gardening xxxx