In the next lot of photos the top 2 are of a shrub planted 3 months ago - the wind and sun once again taking their toll; and the garden bed it is in (this was soaked for 4 hours 2 days ago). It is due to be mulched again but what mulch was there has been blown away by the wind.
As usual the weeds and burs are thriving. I have a lovely lot of shrubs in the form of Bathurst Burs, and beautiful ground covers in the form of 'cats eyes' (3 pronged jacks). I haven't sprayed for about 2 weeks which has given them time to come through the ground and take over!! Not for long - a predicted drop in temps over the next few days so 'Sir Roundup' and' Lord Shovel' will be working long hours getting rid of them all!!!
From the disheartening to the uplifting - surprise in the mail this week - lovely labels from Cheryl at http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/. I was one of four lucky recipients of these in a recent giveaway on Cheryl's blog. Thank you so much Cheryl!! I have already earmarked them for several Opams this year!!
That is about it for today. Busy weekend in the garden and crafting. Hope you all have a fabulous Australia day weekend!!