Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, May 23, 2008


Today after a lot of back breaking work by MrC, the vegetable garden was completed. Yahoo, now I can watch the plants grow, and keep any weeds which dare to show their heads, under control.

The very beginning
MrC scraping off all the sod ready to level the area for the garden.

Fence posts and lower rails in place.
We are lucky to have a friend, who just happens to own a landscaping business. So I have scored a load of good compost and a load of topsoil which will go into the raised beds.

The raised beds have been filled with the compost and topsoil and the fence and gate finished.

Here is Keewee's Vegetable Garden. Isn't it grand?

Today we hauled barrow loads of pea gravel to spread between the raised beds. (The pea gravel was spread over many layers of newspapers for weed control) Actually my honey, MrC did most of the heavy work of moving the gravel while I raked it into place.
MrC is at this moment, lying on the heating pad to ease the soreness in his back muscles. I sure do appreciate all the hard work he did to get this garden built for me.

1 comment:

dinzie said...

Hi , Vegetable garden looks great :O) I wish we were at that stage with ours ... By spring hopefully we will be ...or at least have a couple of beds planted :O)