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Flowers and tomatoes.

Spent a little bit of time cleaning up the front garden today. It still needs a lot of work, but it’s starting to shape up into a garden rather than a lawn!

This year I wanted to have a fabulous veggie garden. Unfortunately my morning sickness occupied most of the planting season and we didn’t plant half of what we wanted to. Here’s the four tomato plants we did plant (all from Diggers’ Club)


The fruits are finally starting to ripen now. We’ve got four different varieties; tigerella, green zebra, principe borghese and tommy toe. 

Below are the tomatoes we didn’t plant! They came up out of the compost. The tall ones in the photo are mainly ‘tomatoberry’ which was the rather prolific tomato plant I grew last year.


The rest are either cherry or grape tomatoes, although these look a bit mutant!


We picked up a fairly mature capsicum plant in Bunning’s which seems to be yielding actual capsicums – we haven’t had luck with these before!


Here are the pumpkins we didn’t plant. More compost plants. We think the far one is a butternut and the front probably a supermarket variety.


I felt a bit ruthless and decided to trim back the violas. They’ve gotten a little leggy, but there’s new growth in the centre I want to encourage, so off with the old. The old are now decorating the kitchen table. (excuse the dark photo, my camera has a flat battery so the iphone stepped in)


A rose in the front garden


Lastly, we have a few of these at present- fortunately the squiggly bits in their webs make them easy to see! Some sort of Orb I think?



  1. Mel

    January 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Love your photos – am so jealous of your garden space!!! I long for the day when I can get out of pots!!!!

    If you want to bring up a spider web for a photo, just mist lightly with water from a spray bottle – photographers trick xo

  2. Justine

    January 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    It is an Orb. St Andrews cross spider

    1. Ren

      January 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      So it is- we have a family of them!

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