That's GREAT NEWS J*! Well done you. I must give credit where it's due lol. I got that tip from Taronga Zoo! In their organic food growing section! hahaha.
Well BB green thumbs lol, I am SO PROUD of my efforts in removing lantana... ALMOST THERE peeps! This week I wobbled and twisted out 4 large lantana trunks as high as my chest. I thought they were dead with no green foliage on them. Anyway as I twisted again and again back and forth... the darned ROOTS were still alive grrr. Not all, just a couple per tree. SO I CUT them off.
Still more to do and I will be lost without all the lantana work hahaha!
The OTHER 2 things that worked a treat was getting huge lengths of sheet metal, carpet and thick huge plastic bags (I kept from unpackaging new mattresses). Cutting the lantana down to a foot above earth then laying these on top REALLY work!
WORMS everywhere when I remove these coverings and dig the dead (ish) plants out.
My pitchfork BENT on the lantana roots but I will not them win.
Simultaneously I'm dealing with the blackberry runners.
Papa Brush Turkey is a great gardener! Hahaha.
He cleared ALL the way so I could get to the dead lantanas more easily - Thankyoop!
He also exposed the b/berry runners so I could more easily see those too.
Neighbour's house goes to Auction on Sunday.
I think they'll demand a new fence asap, whomever they are.
I decided to cut down as much of the dreaded Jasmine off the fence today.
There was wire netting, old pool fencing, star pickets and timber stakes all against the fence - what a MESS!
(Conveniently I've been filling all 3 bins from my neighbour's house up for sale for the past few weeks, what a blessing!)
My 4 toddler pools are now full of Jasmine cuttings till they die down for disposal.
Papa BT came along and scratched ALL the Jasmine cuttings down to his nest lol!
No raking required yay.
He seriously thinks I'M his mama bec he comes right near me, chases the chickens away from me and brushes past my legs as he works hahaha, I can pat him too and he doesn't seem to mind.
I moved about 30 bricks uphill (UGH!) to make a half pyramid shaped wall around my chook pen. Useful storage for the bricks for now.
We can use lots to build pentagon shaped seating with timber planks, we already have, for around our planned Fire Pit way down the back.
I can't believe I can WALK almost the entire space of my garden now YAY!
Lovely garden dreaming to all