Our Sunshine State has not been looking that sunny for a while now. The rain has been hanging around for longer than I care to remember. I hate it, but the garden has loved it.
So for the last few weeks I have looked out over garden, happily watching my trees and plants grow visibly. I have also, not-so-happily, watched the weeds grow.
This weekend I decided that I had to wrestle back control of my garden before it got too unruly. Here’s a look at what I got up to on Saturday before the rain descended – AGAIN!
You can see the weeds have well and truly taken up residence in the stoned area and my poor succulents in the small pot and agave in the large pot, have not faired too well in the wet weather.
After a fair deal of weeding, sweeping and some replanting, I improved the plants and the outlook of the area. I put freshly laundered covers on the lounge’s cushions and treated the area to some new scatter cushions and placemat.
I just hope the rain stays away long enough to enjoy this area before the weeding has to be done again.
The front yard was looking a little messy with a lot of the summer toys still strewn about the place, like the paddling pool.
Taking the time to pack things away and give the outdoor furniture a wash down, improved the area a lot.
I cleared out the garden beds and staked all my Cordyline plants that have grown out of control. Each plant has sprouted 2-3 shoots. Until I decide what to do with all my ‘free’ plants, I think it is best to leave them as is.
Take a look at the lemons growing on my tiny tree. It really is the most prolific tree for its size. As it is only its second season, I removed most of the fruit, at least 25 lemons. I don’t know how this pipsqueak of a tree thought it could handle that many fruit!
Tomorrow the plan is to tackle the backyard. There is lots of weed pulling, pruning and replanting to be done. I’ll pop in and show you the progress.