We've had a busy time lately, including a trip to South Australia with my brother to visit an uncle who has been ill, as well as the usual Christmas festivities.
It's back to work and the usual routine again now.... and time to catch up with blogging.
Meanwhile the garden is slowly developing.
I added a few annuals to the front garden to fill in the spaces while the permanent plants get going.
Welcome rain is helping the plants along the back fence
Can you pick the colour scheme ?
What? Need more clues?
John has built two wooden screens which not only make great vertical gardens but provide a windbreak and some additional privacy. At the moment we've planted them with annuals for a quick burst of colour, but I'm still deciding on permanent plants for them.
Living near the ocean is wonderful in so many ways, but can also have some issues. Sometimes we get a lovely sea breeze much appreciated on a summers day. Sometimes we get an annoying wind that dries out the pots very quickly and has even snapped a couple of plants off at ground level.
The next job on our list is to plant some grass.
It will be interesting, I think, to look back at the garden at the end of this year.