I allowed myself to spend as much time as I wished during the weekend on a new garden project....hampered only by the extreme heat we are experiencing. 31 Degrees C yesterday.
This is the area I am working on. Having already hand weeded it 3 times in the 7 months we have been here I decided it will become garden & hence worth weeding and watering and caring for. A long narrow strip. Dotted along it are some small box plants - not my favourites but they can stay for now to give a bit of height. Overhanging it at this end is a very nice queen protea which was in flower when we arrived last July.
I measured out 20" from the wall all the way along , then put in marker sticks and dotted a line with paint aerosol to make sure I spaded it out straight and even.
I made an excursion to the Garden centre to buy plants as an incentive to get stuck in.
This annoying little weed ( in front of the blue pot ) that I didn't have in my last garden is the main offender that has to come out. Anyone know it's name? Grows flat on the ground and has pink stems.
Progress . I was alright till the shade seen here disappeared...I got overheated and am taking a spell.
I will show the finished garden and new plants tomorrow or when it's done.
I am happy in my garden, I find it a contemplative time , but do sometimes have a tendency to overdo it...especially in the heat.