Wednesday, 11 June 2014

My Lawn and Garden

This is my back yard about four weeks ago...totally overgrown with meter high weeds...
Then I started the weeding process....I don't believe in weed killer and beside you still have to remove all the dead weeds later, so up they have roots and all. Click on the photos for a larger view any time.
So I cleared one thirdish 3 weeks ago
Then last Monday 2nd June I started on the rest. 

 My son, Ryan borrowed the work tray truck and helped me pick up 50 sq meters Monday night - that's about a tonne. We unloaded it Monday night and I layed it Tuesday and then got back to the weeding...which took me till Friday to finish.

Then hubby, Stephen arrived back from work, we had one enormous heavy trailer load of weeds for the dump, and I'm so grateful Stephen was there to help at the end and I was pretty "buggered"

So early Saturday morning they picked up another 85 sq meters and Stephen and I layed the rest.....before he went off to play golf.
It looks spectacular...if I may say so... I left gaps in the laying to save money and this turf is buffalo grass which spreads really well so in no time it'll be all over GREEN.

 Our garden is a tropical one as we live in Queensland, northern Australia so you have to grow plants with varied leaf shapes and colours.
We have two huge mango trees and  banana trees 

Hibiscus are a favourite of mine


I gather all sorts of plants to give colour to the gardenI miss my garden in Townsville a lot but know that one day I'll be living back there and be able to enjoy it and tinker whenever I have the urge....till then I'm adding to my collection in pots. Cheers and I hope you enjoyed visiting my garden. Robyn


  1. Hi Robyn, you have been busy, what a transformation.
    Been doing lots of gardening myself last week but my place is alot different from yours.
    Wish I could grow some of the plants you have.
    No numbers this week as Julia is ill.
    Happy crafting, Angela @Felix the Crafty Cat x

  2. I cannot wait to see how your garden develops. It already looks pretty good. We could not lay turf in that way over here, it has to be butted close together to knit properly and to lie flat. As Julia is out of action this week, I am working from last week's list. In case you have not read Lunch Lady Jan's blog, Julia is actually in hospital, and Jan will let us know how things are. xx Maggie

  3. Thanks for the garden tour, you did an amazing job!

  4. My goodness it's huge! What a lot of work and it looks terrific!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. hello Robyn. Firstly many thanks for the card, ATC and bits. Fabulous as is your garden - the plants are amazing. You certainly worked hard. Well worth it though it looks great. I'm using list from last week to visit some desks. Hope poor Julia gets better quickly. Hugs Anne X

  6. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog - had to come by. Glad I did - I am in awe of your garden. Wow - amazing that you make cards and not just spend any minute you have outside, LOL.... I actually love that pattern you did with the turf - looks cool!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn