"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Decision Made!!!!

Well after an in depth discussion one family night tea, involving all four boys & their father it was decided a pool was no longer warranted! The pool was cement based with a liner, the liner was leaking & the pool was just too close to the shed, We toyed with the idea of reconstructing it into a smaller rectangle & a more contemporary look, but that would involve great expense as new pool fence would be need as well.  The boys are all grown up & will most likely move away so the use was questionable as well.
SOOOO it was decided, out with the pool. Decision process took way longer than the action required to get rid of it. Sons recruited, tools located & in place, pump brought in from work, all done in about 5 hours.

You can see all the tree roots that had found where the leaks were.  The rocks on the side are concreted in, not sure what to do here, but could perhaps just leave them & incorporate into garden somehow?

These roots are from a very large cocos palm we had removed last month.

What a mess, but the boys had fun!
Now let the designing & planning begin!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

A few pots

Just fiddling around with some little succulents

This is a planter for my mum that I have just redone & am nurturing until they grow a little before I give it to her.

Echeveria Perle Von Nuremburg

A couple of Aloe Fairy Pinks, aeonium, sedum & some unknowns

Friday, 29 May 2015

My new home

The front view with a few sons cars parked on lawn. big plans still formulating, but the lawn will all go & perhaps a little more paving where the blue car is for parking.
From garage looking towards road (carpark),  One of my boys has already started to dig a little of the lawn out. 
Two cordyline (I think), alternanthera rubys blush, an azalea were already there. I planted the Grevillea Dorothea Gordon

bought a new tank to collect rainwater from the new shed we installed in the backyard.  The shed ended up being about a metre bigger than I thought we were getting, might have been an intentional mistake by hubby!

placing tank in position, way too close to the pool for my liking, mmmm may have to make a decision on pool??

pool looking a lovely shade of green!

water tank in place & fitted up, well done boys!  Discussions to follow on fate of pool!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

"It takes courage to grow up & become who you really are"

EE Cummings

I cant believe it was the spring  2013 I last posted!
I suppose what happened was that the internet in Northam was so appallingly slow I just couldn't be bothered anymore, also work got really busy & then we decided to shift (again!).
but anyhow Im back, along with another new garden, & heres hoping this is where I will stay.

I love my Northam garden, it was just starting to look good & we put sooooo much work into it, but shit happens & we decided to move once again.  I am more than happy in my new little house & the garden is going to be awesome!! These photos are from 2014 Northam garden, just to remind me of it.
Aloe garden in Northam

By the way the caption at the top is because I had a significant birthday this year & its a reminder to just be me!