Weeding. Weeding. WEEDING. Pruning all of the trees that needed it. Mulching the trees. And a very big job of cutting back the grasses that are on our septic tank. Gardening is hard work, but when you look back at your efforts, and they look good, it makes it a very good job indeed to do.
These are some of the plants that we picked up last week when we ran into Costa at the Nursery. Harper and I were even filmed for a small segment which will be on Gardening Australia. Costa was SO wonderful, just as you would imagine him to be – bubbling with joy and a pure zest for life. Yes, yes they are red and white flowers. I have officially gone Christmas crackers this year.
I have 5 Christmas trees down the verandah – look at the jasmines! They smell amazing and look pretty good too.
These are the grasses that needed pruning. They live on the septic tank and in summer are the perfect place for snakes to hide out. It’s a once a year job – a BIG job – and I’m so proud of Rob and I getting it done in a few hours. Now I know the kids, and Kevin Bacon (my little sister’s dog) will be safe when they come for Christmas.
Trees pruned of stray branches and mulched. Looks good!
There are a few more hedges to trim, and weeds in the driveway to spray, lawns to mow and then we will be done. I’m going to create a run sheet this week with everything that needs doing, cooking to be done and whacked in the freezer, shopping to be done etc. This time next week I’ll be putting a turkey in the oven for our big Christmas lunch we are doing on Christmas Eve this year - how has that come around so fast?!
Hope everyone has a productive Monday and a fabulous week! x