I was busy outside in the garden the other day and realised that I hadn't yet had the camera out there. We have a small lawn area at the back. On the left beyond the end of the garage is a veggie garden. The property owners have cleared it all out and laid a good thick mulch on most of it, but I noticed spuds and peas trying to get through! There is also a very young lemon tree and a few herbs. I'm not sure what that tree is in the foreground, but beyond it is a feijoa bush. The building on the right is the property owners other rental. It's a small place with a separate entrance. Although the windows overlook our garden, they are frosted and in time the bushes and plants will thicken to give even more privacy, to both parties.
I don't think I have ever seen feijoas before I came to NZ. The fruits on this one are not ready yet. I had a look online and the sites I found seemed to suggest that here on South island they will ripen in May.
I know Lee and our nieces are looking forward to that, they love them.
I am not a fan of them. So I'm happy to know that they won't go to waste.
When I went to get a closer look at the fruits for you, I spotted a nest in the bush. It was all very quiet, so I believe it is currently vacant.
Looking back toward the house you can see our covered deck area. Those big windows obscured by the giant BBQ are my play room, I may have to have words about where that thing is going to live when not in use!
Along side the house is a two car garage with attached man cave! Well if I get a play room I guess he should have one too!
It's currently pretty empty, with only a few garden tools and the mower in residence. I'm sure that will change.
There is a small garden at the front too, I'll show that another day.
The gardens all have a shut down and finished with feel to it at the moment, I can't help but wonder what spring will bring?