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A spot of gardening in Tuncurry - NSW

Whilst walking along the harbour break wall one day, a friendly local stopped to discuss the Sea Hare I'd been studying in the water. To cut a short story even shorter, he asked for my number and I invited him up to come shell hunting with me on the nearby beach, despite the pouring rain!
So we went out fully prepared I even had wellies (gum boots) on, but they were soon full of water! So what else to do when you're already thoroughly soaked through - go for a swim in the ocean!
...this was Nick! someone just as crazy as me.
I've since learnt that most adventures involved a little off-roading in the land cruiser. The trip back from the pub that night was no exception!

Nick had a list of job to do in the garden before he went away for a couple of month, so I offered to help out (in exchange for food and board of course)!
First job was the Elephant Fence. Not that there is a problem with wild elephants in Tuncurry, but if you're going to build a fence, you might as well make it a good one!
Using old sleepers on their third lease of life,
creating a future trellis to grow jasmine along, which should soften it a little!!

Next were the raised beds in the rear garden.
First job was to clear all the buffalo grass - it's tough, as the name suggests!
Then add a trellis for climbing beans and banana tree support.
and soon you have what is affectionately called the Charlotte Style Chapel! First service held a few days later one evening (with a few beers)!

The Kookaburra liked it

The next bed, tucked under the stairs was built by an English Rose, for English roses (and other!).
and soon to be a path outside the shed.
Finished off by Nick with a lot of hard graft!
With the compost above ready for plating some goodies in a few months time.


Posted by charlystyles 13:18 Archived in Australia Tagged gardening tuncurry Comments (1)

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