Good morning BB Gardeners, I hope your gardens and YOU are doing well?
What's everyone been up to in their gardens?
Sipping tea in your favourite spot perhaps?
That's exactly what I'm doing now :-)
My energy has been low, being unwell and all.
I still managed to get out there for a short time each day most days.
Before I was very unwell, I got my electric lawn mower with all the long extension leads way out to the front of the property and mowed away.
It worked REALLY well!
There's not much grass out there but still I filled the lawn catcher 4 times, so that was surprising.
I spent many more hours sitting and weeding. Pulled lots of Bindii out ugh. They're huge and crusty lol, ready to spike!
It took many days to weed the driveway :-(
But it looks GREAT now lol!
I've scheduled my boys in to lift the massive cast iron grate that goes over the drain in front of the garage door.
It's CHOCK full of awesome soil with big fat worms.
Lots of weeds there too.
When I do this next time, in 6 month's time, I'll have to lay concrete along it as the roots from trees are breaking through ugh.
That's for later lol.
My back neighbour DID hang her extra Hippie plants over the fence and I was SO HAPPY to receive them!
I need to pot them up today.
My Queensland Arrowroot bulbs have shot up so big, so quickly! They're absolute BEAUTIES. Big shiny leaves and so happy :-)
I only have them in pots atm as IDK where to plant them with proposed building works planned.
My front Courtyard is surrounded with various trees and they're looking really "unkempt" even though I've trimmed and hedged them. I filled my green bin this week with just one tree's cuttings from there.
I've decided to try and idea I had lol.
I'm thinking to "Bonsai" them. Like, select a certain branch here and there and chop it. I accidentally did this with the Camellia and it looks really pretty. I think the Bottlebrush and all other trees my respond happily this way too.
I'm distracting myself with other, more delightful chores, so I'm busy and not getting the cabin stuff together.
All that involving outside Authorities freaks me out a little atm.
I'm sure this will pass once I return to work on site and get used to that interaction more... hope so anyway.
I'm SO grateful we put the 3 shade sails up!
It'll be another HOT Summer and these help keep the heat down in the garden, somewhat.
Happy gardening everyone!