I know that as we in the Southern Hemisphere move into Autumn that our posts are supposed to turn to thoughts of raking fallen leaves, knitting warm jumpers and rugging up in front of the fire/heater, but I don’t mind bucking the trend from time to time.
And on the right front of our house, we had to cut out the hebes we’d planted originally as we let them get all leggy. Lucky we didn’t replace them before we got the mortar done! (look how good it looks now!)
And we never did buy enough camellias for the camellia hedge on our neighbour’s fence. So one more to go in there (after bulk weeding to get rid of the t. pallida – or what is commonly called “wandering jew” – I thought there was a new name for this weed, but couldn’t find one on the internets).
Replaced the hebes with new ones. Must remember to trim them after they finish flowering… . And put in a red standard rose for my dad, to go with the standard peace rose we planted for Husby’s dad (you can just see it in the photo above and also in the first photo).
And the final camellia – hopefully it will spread nicely and in about 100 years (well, maybe 5 more) there’ll be a nice camellia hedge along this fence. We still have to plant something in front of the camellias. Maybe I’ll replant some of the agapanthus from the back yard. Of course, that’s pretty much my gardening effort for the next 12 months. Not my favourite task I’m afraid. Especially when it involves weeding, which I did as well. Stupid onion weed. But yay for pretty plants which are low-maintenance and even grow flowers from time to time! Like our lovely tibouchina tree!