With the school year about to commence after Australia Day next Thursday it was time to spend some time in the Japanese Garden. The watering has continued over the summer months but little else has been happening in the garden - apart from the weeds growing! There were also many leaves and bark from the surrounding gum trees covering the plants, stones and rocks.
First task was to give many of the azalea shrubs a light trim to neaten them and attend to some of the larger plants such as the rhododendrons. The possums have been causing some damage which includes attempting to nest in the bamboo, breaking small branches in the cherry trees and feasting on the magnolia leaves. The magnolia has now been netted so hopefully this will discourage the possums and allow the leaves to grow and the tree to recover.
The blower/vac was then fired up to help with the cleanup of the many cuttings and leaves on the white stones, river rocks and paving next to the 3 classrooms. Some food for the garden with dynamic lifter scattered liberally before a good soaking with the hose and then time for some photos to finish.