Tuesday, June 06, 2006

THEN and NOW

Next time I think that we're not achieving anything in the garden, perhaps I should look at these photos taken in the first two years after we moved into the house. (These are photos of photos, hence the poor quality, for which I apologise.) The later photos were taken within the past year.
Garage and carport under construction. Driveway came some time later.Posted by Picasa

You can just see the carport in the distance.

Front 'lawn' had just been rotary hoed. Little children 'happily' picking up stones.

Ten years ago the lawn was relandscaped onto three levels. Lawn resown a couple of weeks ago.

Back yard.

Back of house now hidden by 74 sq. metre deck.

Clothes line and vegie garden area - growing nothing but rocks.

View from vegie garden to espaliered fruit trees on house wall.

East side of yard, currently being developed - AT LAST.
Garden on east side of yard.Posted by Picasa


17 comments:

Calidore said...

The beginning photos are always a wonderful way to show how far you have come. Ashley and I were very impressed. They are also a fantastic way to encourage yourself when it seems you are getting no where. (Been there done that...lol.) When you two have finished working in your bit of paradise - do you want to come and offer advice on mine?..lol.
What Richard says "No Way". But I'm nice, I even make him a cuppa...lol.

Tammy said...

Wow...what a lot of work you've done!
:-D

slap me happy said...

hi and thanks for popping into my blog. Good to see that blogging is turning into a family affair. I have seen you in my sisters blog. Small world huh. Your wee grand daughter if beautiful, reminds me of my middle child.
love the pics too
I lived in Weld St , Yarralumla for my first month in Australia. Lovely place but love it up here in Brissy.
take care for now

Motherkitty said...

Sorry, Alice, none of your pictures showed (just little boxes). When I clicked on the first two boxes, I was able to see the pictures, but none of the others could be opened.

susan said...

WOW! Alice, what a lot of work! Don't show them to Richard, he will want to just sit down and rest! These pics are inspiration for me to get out and do something in my yard.

Peggy said...

can you come do mine now? I am the before photos but trying to get to the after!

PEA said...

It's when you see before and after pictures that you realize just how much time and effort you've put in making it look as it is today!! It all looks lovely and well worth all the work!!

Kerri said...

I love to see the before and after comparisons. It's nice to have a peek at different parts of your yard too. You two have certainly done a ton of work over the years, and it's all looking very lovely. I'd love to take a stroll through your yard with you Alice!

HORIZON said...

Any time you fancy a change ~ let me know and we'll swap homes. Love what you've done with the landscaping and flora. You have truly put your mark on the place.
Bests as always,
Horizon

Daisy Lupin said...

What a difference, your garden is wonderful, what a change you have made.

Val said...

Alice,
this is a great bit of social history you've recorded, as well as a personal one. I hope all those photos are dated, with the location too. You never know how this might be useful and interesting to future generations. Makes me think again of all the history revealed in blogs and other web pages around the world - will they be accessible further down the track? It's our version of the handwritten diaries afterall.

Sigrun said...

Alice, you live in the paradise! Tht are great photos from a wonderful home and arrea, and you have done a good work!

Sigrun

Carol said...

You've created a wonderful place to live!

Kali said...

Ye Gads! I'm gobsmacked...
What precious photos though...and how rewarding for you both.

ms*robyn said...

so what did you both do in your spare time? I am in awe of you both ! all that work is enough for someone to have a melt down - gawd, I feel one coming on!

Stuart said...

Alice - you and Richard are amazing. Thanks for sharing your inspiring garden journey with us. It's so good to see the transformation and your achievement. Well done.

Marlene Depler said...

Lots of progress!!! Sometimes we forget just how much work we have done on our homes and in our gardens.