Tag archives: gardening

Sunday, 8th April 2012 - 13:12:00


The mint has gone bannanas. It's already rooted in 2-3 more places where the branch touched the ground.

Sunday, 8th April 2012 - 13:09:35


Veggie patch weeded. It looks like a veggie patch again now, not more grass...


Thursday, 8th March 2012 - 22:16:33


Well that was quite a lot of rain. At least the new veggie patch didn't wash away! Will post some pics later.

Sunday 28th March 2010 - 15:41:12


One of my side projects has kicked off at last after a bit of a rocky prototype phase - the pre-prototype (for nailing down micro controller code) is now in testing - hopefully we sell some. Having a real product that I custom engineered in a production environment at 30+ sites would be really cool.

Saturday and Sunday were very productive. Saturday I cleaned out the strip next to the driveway and swept the patio. The patio was covered in toys and sand because Liam had his little mate around and they made a mess.

Today I cleaned the side passage. Removed all the crap [All the house owners shit - tin, ute tray bits, tiles, wood scraps, window assemblies and blocks of concrete that I've pulled out of the yard]. That's taken me most of the day. I also cleared the side garden, trimmed the rose and the aloe looking spiky cactus looking plant as well. There is a crappy tree in the corner that I trimmed and removed the extra stumps around it - you can't get the mower next to it otherwise. I should have just trimmed it back a bit more - to about ground level.

Hopefully the rose at the front makes it, it produces nice fragrant red roses. The brickies that did the front fence next pushed it over. I think the trunk is broken, there are parts of the trunk that are also rotten. I put in a steel rod and its sitting on that now. I even found another rose in the garden at the side - there was just so much crap, plus before the wall, there was a low branch obscuring it. I think if the roses cark it, I'm going to disappear the garden and grow the grass up to the new brick wall. There isn't anything worth while growing in there any way - plus the tree in there has destroyed the concrete edging. Less maintenance == win.

The new fence is up at last! The brickies will be back soon (hopefully) to put a few courses of bricks under the colourbond fence. I'm very glad they're doing that, I can whiper-snip right up to the wall without damaging anything next door.