Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What's happening out the back?

Miss TikiBoo has wanted a trampoline for, well, forever.
The yard at our last house was a bit too small, as the pool took up most of it, with only a small patch of grass. We promised that the first thing we would do when we moved would be to get her a trampoline.

We certainly have the room. This is one of the real estate photos which I think were taken quite a while ago from the size of the trees!


So, somehow, we managed to end up with about the biggest trampoline one can buy. That's the same Jacaranda tree you can see the silhouette of. Really silly place for it and I'm considering moving or getting rid of it.


So, the "man with the digger" came and flattened out an area for the enormous trampoline, and 50 kids can quite possibly happily jump together.


I tend to have a bit of an obsession with lopping and pruning. We have a number of different loppers and secateurs, and spent a few hours clearing up this back corner using those with the longest handles! On the other side of the fence is a rampant bourganvillia. While I do enjoy the colourful display they can provide, I'm not so fond of the nasty, viscous thorns, so it had to go. We've now freed up another 3 square metres or so.


Some of the dirt was pushed down to this back corner. The mango tree will be hacked back a bit, and this area will be home to a raised vegetable garden.


And finally, a rather sad lemon tree in a rather silly position. I'm going to risk moving this as well, I have plans for this one! Stay tuned!


If you have stopped by, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment or just say hello so I know that you've been here. Thank you!


  1. I won't show my son this post as he is desperate for a trampoline and we just don't have the room to get one. It looks great in your yard!

    Your gardening ideas look amazing too! I can't wait to see how it all looks-I adore lavender!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week!

  2. Hello Kathryn

    I have YARD ENVY!!!!!!!!! I think you know that by now :) I've told you from day one.

    Trampolines are the best - I keep threatening to sell ours as our 2 small ones do not use it enough - they did at the start and now - sadly it sits and I wish I could jump on it.

    I'm with you - I hate take over plants and vines and am a hacker to get those out too - yes and save that lemon tree - love it and I think it will be your new friend to talk to with the veges.

    have a wonderful day

    x loulou

  3. Look at your beautiful home! All that space is to die for. I can't wait to see photos of your vegetable garden :)

  4. wow. what a huge yard and beautiful home. daddyjots went out and bought the kids a new trampoline on the weekend...it too was insanely huge!! look forward to seeing how the vegetable garden goes :)

  5. Love your work and the bigger the trampoline the better. Ours often has about 6 kids on at once when all the neighbours come over and when it's really hot we hose them on there. You have made great progress in such a short time, we do a bit in fits and bursts, probably more as the weather is nicer. melx


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