Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My green thumb

I promised that I'd elaborate on my gardening skills after sharing last weeks green corner.

This
is what my backyard looked like when I moved in.

It's taken me an entire six months of hard toil in the garden, sweating, labouring, getting callouses and blisters......


to

end

up

with

this!

So what do you think? Impressive eh!

Edit: There seems to be a bit of confusion sorry.... these are all weeds. I craft. I don't garden.

32 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

looking good Ms C!! looking good :)

thornberry said...

I strongly suspect that I got the green thumb that matches yours.

Stacy said...

Hey, it's greener.

jannimary said...

It's been too cold to be doing anything outside since you've been there.

Selina said...

hehe! wow, your weeds are looking so lush and healthy! great job! I actually have the amazing ability to kill weeds even, so you're doing better than me!!

Bellgirl said...

Niiice! at least they're out the back- my nature stip looks like this, it's how I give directions to the house: "It's the one with the weeds". The neighbour has developed a nervous tick ;)

PaisleyJade said...

Haha - well done! You need a pet goat to keep those weeds at bay!

ChallenCharms said...

Thankfully our rent pays for a gardener once a fortnight.

daylesford organics said...

There is certainly more texture, more shades of green and more species growing there than 6 months ago...good work!

Megan.K. said...

I'm impressed!
x

Tania said...

I'm looking on the (greener, which means cooler to look at in summer) bright side. At least you have the right shade of thumb!

Leonie Guld said...

lol....peter cundall would be so.....PROUD!!

Selina said...

That's fantastic! Takes real talent. (heehee)

Sandi said...

Much more interesting now! Heehee

ArtMind said...

Haha! It's great to have some green in the garden! :)

Michelle said...

Cam...
now I think you must have bought the wrong spray at the hardware...
It's Weed and Feed...
not Feed the Weeds...
lol...still laughing!!!

Gina said...

Don't forget that the definition of a 'weed' is simply a plant that is considered unwanted or a nuisance in its current environment. Are these plants choking out any local vegetation? I think not! Therefore, they are not weeds, but a beautiful wild garden.
Hmmm. Convincing...

piecesofyou said...

hey there. Yup, ruffle skirts will be heading off to Olive Grove (escorted by me) this Thursday.
PS - Nice greenery!

bubbachenille said...

See... all your hard work really paid off !
(word verification was "funny"! )

willywagtail said...

Congratulations. That is a fabulous garden. I can see you really have a green thumb. One thing I am worried about though is that it looks like you used half of Melbourne's water supplies to get it this green. That is not wise because there won't be any water for the summer if you keep this up. Hugs Cherrie

Taccolina said...

Astroturf putting green? Or just enjoy!

Penny (AKA MissyP) said...

Ooh, you do have a green thumb- those vegies are looking a treat. At least you don't have to mow!

Sarah said...

Wow! Great job Cam!

Michelle said...

Jeebers. I'm in total awe of your talent. I try and try, and I still can't get weeds to look as impressive as yours!

Alison said...

Very green! :)

Sandrine said...

Hahaha you made me lough Cam!!!In France we say we can not be at the oven and at the mill at the same time!!;)))

Loz and Dinny said...

Come on admit it - Jamie Durie has been helping you out ... the outside weed room - brilliant!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Not weeds .... wild flowers .

Jennifer Rose said...

lol well its better then the brown dirt ;) I think someone already suggested, but maybe astroturf would work well there? :)

angelique said...

You could always get a sheep or goat to keep it nice and tidy for you!!!!

Car said...

At least something is growing there ;) we've still got patches of dirt in our front yard that have never grown back after building 7 years ago!!!

Mookah said...

If you're paying a gardener I think you're wasting your money! Oh I could sooo work wonders on that little patch....