We have been busy in the garden at the cottage. Laying irrigation, shifting in soil, manure and gypsum.
Grant has un-conventially pruned a couple of trees up to provide shade for the kids. There are a couple of oranges on the block and the one he drastically pruned we were told was not particularly nice. But it provides a nice little bit of shade now for the kids to play under. We are not huge orange eaters so the one big tree behind it will be more then enough!
Playing in the cubby!
The mud patch hidden under fruit trees - though the boys in-inadvertently gave one of the peach trees too much water and the fruit is splitting.....oops!
All this gardening is thirsty work!
Muddy, dusty boys!
giving the sprinkler system a test run.
My herbs are looking happy, we are eating basil by the handful! The Aloe is coming in handy for all the bumps and grazes these boys are getting among all the work in the garden.
William has started to take cuttings, we have set him up with his own area to put them all and he is getting all the old pots from the shade house and re-potting everything. Its awesome to see his passion for gardening coming along. He watched this on gardening Australia where you put one pot inside the other as a method of helping water seep into the soil and has started setting up various pots himself.