You're very welcome Shelll. Let us know how you get on please!
Had a huge day in the garden yesterday.
My gardener had offered to garden for free for a few hours and I said yes!
Tbh I actually cried at his kind offer... then texted yes please. He knows I've got to pay out big for roof & ceiling repairs.
I feel like getting out there again for a while but need to take the kids Winter clothes shopping today, so I'll hold back.
My back garden is huge for an urban block here. Big enough for a cabin and it's land and STILL lots of room left.
It's too big for me tbh with working FT and kids.
Anyhoo we got STUCK IN!
I dug out lots of dead lantana stumps, weeded stacks (still some lantana, the dreaded tobacco trees and other weeds), made new compost heaps. I put the tobacco plants in a garbage bag, we CANNOT compost those in any way, not even weed tea.
I decided to move all unsightly things like that over to be hidden from the view from my balcony.
Gardener took out lantana, blackberry and other weeds, from around the pool.
We decided to leave all the new ferns and Cape Gooseberries bec they're easy to take out later and crowd out the other weeds from growing.
I made us lunch and we ate together, it was nice! He said I WIN FIRST PRIZE in growing the Best Weeds lol.. I'll take that!
We took ALL the structures away from the fence and hid them, dead worm farms in baths and he emptied the frog pond before I told him NO! But oh well, hope they found the row boat.
That fence line needs to be cleared for the future cabin's walkway (I'm still dreaming!).
When he left I kept working; removed all twisting vines from fruit trees. Detangled jasmine, it seems contained now. NO I didn't plant Jasmine! But if I take it ALL out, our fence will fall down lol. Those neighbours are almost 100yo and I'm NOT making them pay for a new fence, that would be cruel.
I also took apart my LAST Mandala garden from the beautiful 7 circle Mandala garden we used to have.
Wow that was powerfully emotive, all the memories came back with each brick. I took the whole fence down. It's completely cleared now. It's gone.
Around 200 bricks are in a pile. Not sure where to store them yet.
Looks REALLY neat there now.
I collected macadamia nuts, lemons, a few cherry tomatoes. It was fun.
I prob need to make a deal with myself to visit the back garden for 20 mins a day, just to tidy up stuff. IDK.
Happy gardening everyone!