Tackling the List

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The past couple of days have been spent working on projects from the list which I wrote about a week ago.  We have managed to cross off numbers 3 & 4.

Yesterday we measured the fence and calculated the number of shrubs that we would need and then set off to our local nursery.  We chose  to alternately plant Grevillea ‘Winpara Gem’ and Melaleuca ‘Great Balls of Fire’.  We bought 15 of each variety and have planted them on the outside of the boundary fence.  The shrubs grow about 1.5 – 2 metres high and will provide bird habitat as well as screening of the garden from the road.

While we were at the nursery we also bought 4 assorted low-growing shrubs and groundcovers to plant in the ‘V’ of the fence and adjacent rockery.

Today I covered the bare ground with several thicknesses of newspaper to reduce weed growth and covered it with a thick layer of mulch.  Finally, I planted the new plants as well as a clivea that we had in a pot.

I still want to add some more plants and develop the rockery more on the other side of the trees but I am very pleased with the progress so far.

Since today is Australia Day, I thought I would share this photo of The Duke with that Aussie icon – the Victa lawnmower.

I hope you are having a brilliant weekend, whatever you have chosen to do.  Since it is a long weekend here in Australia we have another day to do some more jobs at home.  I am hoping we will be able to get the fenceposts cut to length and start painting them.

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