We first saw the house in Kleins Road on 30 May 2007. In the following
3 years I tried to reproduce the photos I took of the garden at that time. Then I almost
stopped, but after 5 years I took one last series. Here are the results. This page is best
viewed in full screen width. The years are 2007, 2009, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
When we first saw the house, the daisy bushes had a couple of solitary flowers on them.
Since then, they've bloomed relatively well, presumably because of the irrigation we
installed, though they're getting a bit old now. It's also interesting to note how much the
Callistemons have grown, despite relatively heavy pruning. On the left, the tall
yellow-blooming trees don't seem to have been there at all when we first saw the house. The
one on the right definitely self-seeded. They're almost certainly Senna
aciphylla, and that link suggests that they're weeds.
Here, of course, the big difference is the verandah. If I had taken the original photo from
a little further away, the difference would be even more impressive. The smaller of the two
birch trees (now almost without leaves) has now grown into the left of the photo.
When we first saw the house, we had little idea of how we would use the area. The remainder
of the photos are a good indication of that: they're of areas we hardly use.