Many kind readers commented on how nice our garden is, however, I must confess there are parts which are messy, like the bit below. Where the garden meets the grass, needs a lot of attention. For years I have kept the garden trimmed back and the edge weeded. The lawn mowing man edged the lawn with a whipper snipper.
However, with a prolapsed disc I am finding it harder and harder to do this job.
One day the young lad from two doors up the road came by and asked if we wanted our cars washed and the lawns mowed, as he was starting up his own little business on weekends and after school. We thought this pretty enterprising and Bill hired him to do the cars. I took him on to do the lawns and let the previous man go because I wasn't happy with his work or price. Young (handsome) Locky, offered to cut the hedges and edge the lawn with timber to make it easier for mowing and easier for mulching and weeding.
Locky has finished school now and has a job with a landscaping company. So he organised the timber and battens and got to work. I prefer this to concrete.
He has a long way to go all the way around the house, as we live on a corner with a cul de sac curling around past the back of our house. He hopes to be finished tomorrow. (By the way I pay him I'm not taking him to the movies...he he he.... people would talk.) There are some good young people around these days unfortunately we only hear about the bad ones in the news.
Julie commented that the pathways in my garden look like they lead to all sorts of wonders. So I'll show her some. Above is a Monsterio deliciosa plant with lots of fruit, some are still in their sheath others are nearly ready to eat. I don't like them much but my friend, Helen does so she is in for a feast. They taste like fruit salad.
This is another one just opening.
A Lorikeet on a Banksia flower.
The Banksia flower changes colour as it gets older and looks great in the afternoon sun.