One of the biggest is the fact that I can't garden like I used to at our home in suburban Melbourne.
One thing that husband could see that I was missing was a garden, so in the middle of last year and in the deep throws of winter, he dug up a patch of lawn up and created a vegie patch for me.
When the months got warmer I decided what to plant and I have to say my first foray into growing strawberries has been a mammoth success.
Whilst I probably haven't even had enough yet for a punnet, there is nothing more satisfying than tasting something fresh from the garden.
I've also currently got a second round of butter lettuce, four beautiful tomoto bushes that are bursting with fruit albeit green, leeks, zuchinni, baby egg plant and cucumbers on the go along with parsley, basil, tarragon and thyme.
I've also started to plant pumpkin and watermelon!! I hope that these will grow quick enough for me to enter into the local Dalgety Show!! Fingers crossed!
The vegie patch
How many tomatoes can you see??
Zuchinni, Baby Eggplant & Cucumbers