Side garden - the rainforest side
We've been paying some attention to our neglected side yard. There were thick Tarzan-like rope vines choking our plants and trees which we have now dug out ( I swear I could swing from these vines they are that huge).
We have quite a few thirsty rainforesty plants growing under a canopy of larger trees. Not ideal when most of South East Queensland is under water restrictions because of the drought. There are Never Never plants, lush ferns and bromeliads crying out for rain. Fortunately, we have a 3000 litre rainwater tank but it will run out of water if it doesn't rain soon.
We have thinned this side garden out a bit, so that it is more manageable and the good plants don't have to compete with the bad plants. Gone are most of the sword ferns which I hate so passionately (apparently they make a good indoor plant because they remove toxins from the air).
We are starting to accumulate quite a few piles of garden waste (we have another pile in the front yard). A trip to the dump might have to be on the cards this Christmas.
Slowly, slowly the gardens are improving.