Anyhow, I took some photos around the farm, some are ugly areas that need attention. I've been inspired by veggiegobbler (this post) to show some of the less attractive bits of the property, which I have, until now, kept out of the photos! I do have some plans to make these areas more appealing however, and am working on them slowly.
Fortunately we have quite a lot of succulents in pots sitting around the place, and some other flowering plants that could be used to smarten things up somewhat. I will post some 'after' photos in due course (don't expect it to happen overnight though!).
|Newly planted lavender hedge (variety 'Grosso'). They're tiny at the moment, but have flowered already and most have survived the heat and dry of the summer.|
|Top orchard, which has citrus, feijoas and guavas. Hebes in the foreground, which have formed a nice hedge (which you can't see in this photo).|
|Driveway with lemon geranium hedge (needs pruning!)|
|Succulents in pots are lined up the other side|
|I'm undecided about what to do to make this look a bit better, maybe I should I plant them? They need mulch or groundcover to set them off.|
|At the side of the entranceway. I've got some ideas for improving this area.|
|Flowering Houheria/Lacebark hedge|
|Close up of the Lacebark flowers|
|Tiny little fruit on the Kumquat tree, they're about the size of a grape!|
|Hop cones - yay there's quite a few this year (their 2nd)!|
|White lillies coming up everywhere|
|I think this is Amaranth?|
|Passionfruit vine, getting lots now!|