Sunday, 3 August 2008

Bit by Bit... and it's Bijna Klaar!


I kept mentioning about our garden, and how i enjoy being in my garden since early spring. it all started when the sun came out and some our plants started to shoot out with buds. i then started clearing out the 'jungle' (part of it looked like a little jungle, well at least for Aidan). later, slowly pulled out some weeds and some sharp plants we had, just so Aidan wont hurt himself when outside playing.. and then, i saw the need to tidy up the back garden a bit since mum and dad are coming... and now that they're here, and we're still in the mood of things... we got carried away!
I'm honestly not into gardening, but i somehow love pulling out weeds! i dont grow well, so i might just stick to artificial flowers. but in this kind of weather, you cant help but to love growing, love planting, and love everything in the garden centre! before mum and dad arrived, Hardy and i bought a garden set. the next step was to lay out the slabs. over here, there are no such things as calling "tukang kebun" (a gardener) to do it for you (well actually you can if you're mighty rich). otherwise, you'll have to do everything youself! and that's just what we did!

We bought and carried everything from slabs to sand. the car carried 50 slabs each weighing 10kgs and almost 10 bags of sand each weighing 25kgs each! you do the maths! of course not all in one go... but still!

Bit by bit, and easy does it... bijna klaar (almost ready), we're getting there...
Well done boys!

June 2006 - 2 weeks after we bought the house



July 2006 - a month and a half before Aidan came into the world (yes i know, we're crazy! long story)



June 2007 - see told you it was like a little jungle!





June 2008 - Aidan in his pool in the garden



July 2008 - Aidan helping out Oma pulling out some unwanted plants

Men at work



The boys responsible for the entire garden. Well done boys! Thank you for making it all possible! (as for we girls, we're responsible for buying the flowers and chosing the furniture, as well as making sure they (boys and plants) are well fed, hydrated and motivated!)


August 2008




And look what our garden planner (dad) did last night... a layout plan for our garden... nope, it's still not done yet!

.... to be continued..... (hopefully very soon!)

Z

19 comments:

nina said...

ooo wow, ewww, what else, ouchhh... i am impressed... u now have such a nice garden.. and soon will be nicer... we are now planning on our garden in malaysia as we do not have one in holland..
well, enjoy your garden while it is still summer...

Milkberry said...

Bravo!! Well done!! Slowly but surely it's becoming a really great looking garden! Your dad's drawing is nice!! Good luck Zaza and family!! Otsukaresama! (means something like thank you for the hard work or something like that).

Anonymous said...

wah, hats off!! i love ur patio (ye ker namanyer tu?). and amazing ehh, u can actually put the tiles together urself. kat sini kena pakai tiler. cool! am sure lepas nih algik banyak colorful flowers adorning ur garden! yaya

shud said...

salam k zaza
canteknyer ur garden...bole lepak ptg ptg sambil minum tea..hehehe takmo ajak shud minum tea wth u n aidan?? ;]
k zaza..tanam ler bunga bebyk..the thing wth 4 season country is their bunga a soo beautiful n colorful..
from the plan ur dad r planning something more..can't wait to see the outcome..

makcik qyra yg lemau said...

ala comelnye aida..die cam Oma die ek??suke gardening..

I am Ann said...

i'm sure you watch a lot of Garden Invaders ..:)

Akmal said...

Kak Zaza,
Waaahhh....cantik! Looking at the plan, waaahhh!
Waaaah again!

Anonymous said...

Wow, fantastic, this is like what we see on telly Zaza, great stuff!

Ps Zaza, saw your sister, mum + fmly (recognised them from your blog photos) at Msia week on Saturday.

TWxx

Elly said...

lovely garden! lovely patio set! and i love the white bench under the tree! now...time to enjoy ur beautiful garden. cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Zaza.. Your garden looks really precious.. I loooove the potted pink hydrangea. We mostly get blue/purple hydrangeas here. Something to do with the acidity of the soil or so they say.. I still remember your mum and her beautiful garden at your old house.. and the Rangoon Creepers!Just so pretty :o) (Aunty Shida, will you help me with some ideas for my itty bitty garden?) :o) Enjoy your garden while the sun is still shining! By the way Zaza, did you receive my e-mail?? keep in touch..

Love, K.Dura.

myheartbleeds said...

hello... been reading your blog for quite awhile now... my, that looks like its going to be a wonderful garden (actually, it looks good already!)...

A garden I can only dream about (I live in an apartment) sigh...

Wiz said...

Z, that white bench at the far back...well it is still my favourite of all. I'm sitting there alone right now sipping ice lemon tea. If you see a kelibat of lembaga under there, it's probably me orbing around, he he he. Hope I didnt scare you.


Glad you decided to stay on.

Brenda said...

The pictures of Aidan helping with the gardening are priceless! I am curious to know what you like about weeding. I do, too ... although I hated it as a child. I guess it's something for me to do when I'm out in the yard ... an excuse of sorts. Although I must confess, my landscaping is rather overgrown with the weeds right now!

Swahili said...

Z.
We have the same seat and table. haha.*wink* its simple but gorgeous isnt it.

ps: glad youre stayin

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

i have got too much to say to you guys.. will reply to comments individually soon k? one of my boys are down with some virus! hugs to you lot!

Zaza

ICook4Fun said...

Zaza, the garden look so nice now. Just add a bit more color to it and you are good to go :)

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Hardy did a good job with the patio and of course Zaza, your choice of furniture can't be faulted. Good luck with the gardening.

Irene said...

whoa, verrrrrrrrrrrrry nice :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

whoaaaa...the end product was simply impressive. a pat on the back for the guys.