Monday, April 30, 2012

Better After

A while ago now I stumbled upon one of my most favourite blogs called Better After ... read about my finding it HERE



I have been doing a lot of renovating, upcycling and rejuvenating around my place since I moved in. I have a lot of before pics! Not as many after pics but I am slowly getting there!

I decided that I would start doing a weekly Better After post to share with you guys what I have done, as well as encourage me to get MORE after's finished!

So here is my first Better After!

BEFORE

This was how part of my back yard looked when we first moved in. The previous owners had a spa pool set up here, which didn't come with the house. It was ugly and such a waste of space. As soon as I had a think about this space I knew I wanted to put my vegetable garden here. So I put it on the list of things to do.

My BEAUTIFUL friend Sima J told me that she was starting a new thing through her Church called "Help Your Neighbour" and she wanted to come help me do something around the house. Now I am a bit of a typical kiwi who tends to NOT like asking or accepting help. I almost said no thanks I'm all good. But then I thought about it some more. I am on my own now. I CAN'T do everything by myself so just suck it up and accept the help gratefully!! So I did.

So one Saturday Morning Sima J, her lovely family and a few friends and my Mum trucked on up and got MAD busy.

DURING

They were AMAZING. My crazy weird square of nothingness became an amazing vegetable garden all in one morning!! 

Silly time of year to make a veggie garden since it's mostly the wrong time for planting much!! But at planting season I plan to fill my garden with yummy things! I sure hope I am a successful gardener so I can share the fruits with my labourers!!

AFTER

Love Love Love my garden!! Thank you SOOOOO much Sima J and crew. I can not even begin to express how much your help means! 

And anyone who knows about veggie gardening, when and what to plant advice is GREATLY received!!

4 comments:

Lyns said...

Looks great. Love the amazing help you had x

Stace said...

check us out flashing up our gardens at the end of the season lol. Amazing helpers how awesome, great post my friend xxx

Mrs Good said...

Hi there!

Just wanted to let you know that you can go into a website put in your location in Nz and it will tell you what you can grow at the moment :o) for example here in the Hawkes Bay I am about to plant broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, carrots, lettuce and onions :o).

Good luck! It looks great

mandyb said...

very very cool pics!!!
go you