The weeds were up to my knees in places and the lavender was desperate for a prune as it had been swamped under the osteospermum (cape daisy). It really is very invasive but in my defence when I put them in I hoped dad might keep them under control.... I have learnt better it was a mistake just like the plumbago and saliva 'Hot Lips'.
They live a 5min walk to the beach so the soil is almost pure sand, so the newbies needed to be tough. So dad's birthday gift includes: Kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos spp.), a red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) and a couple of white echinaceas. It looked much more impressive than this overexposed picture.
There is still masses to do but alas after all the rain I had to get back in the van to play catch up after last weeks rain sodden mess. So I have mum and dad on the bench to admire my handiwork and hopefully water it in well (Don't forget the Seasol Dad)
|Diba 'the beastie' loving the lagoon|