Monday, 26 August 2013

Spraying bindii and emus

Spring is on its way. I know because I have a strong compulsion to wander around the Sow's Ear's gardens...not that they are really worthy of being classified as gardens with the amount of weeds entwined through the plants!

On the weekend Jason spent most of Saturday morning attending to his valance - it needed to be sanded back slightly, the ends primed and then gap filled. He will be able to paint it next weekend if the weather is good.

bindii
I spent the weekend spraying all the bindii with herbicide - the bindii seems quite prolific as always. This year I just used a pump spray rather than the spray which hooks up to the water hose - I couldn't be bothered hand weeding either after I injured my back earlier this year. I have my fingers crossed that I got to the weeds in time before they develop their prickly spurs. Nothing worse than tiptoeing in bare feet through the minefield that is a bindii-infested lawn!

herbicide spray

I also replanted some new herbs in the laundry tub planter and sowed seeds for rocket, carrots and coriander in the other laundry tub that we have in the yard. You see we are a two laundry tub planter family. Don't be jealous.

Last of the parsley in a Midwinter pitcher. 

I'll show you the planters when they are flush with new growth  - at the moment they look so tiny. We have lots of jobs around the yard over the next month.

And to go completely off-tangent, yesterday we took the kids to the zoo to see the koalas and feed the kangaroos. We had the best day communing with the marsupials and other Australian fauna.

I will leave you with this photo of an emu...just because I can.

I have a morbid fear of emus... I did snatch a photo of one as I scurried past.

10 comments:

  1. Emu's eating out of your hand is like an aggressive chicken on steroids...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8gbdt5BLc

    If you don't like emus then steer well clear of Cassowary's !!

    Cheers, Col

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    1. Haha! That video sums up why I'm not an emu fan! The Cassowary was in its own enclosure...and now I understand why! xx

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  2. Is it just me or is that emu giving us the evil eye? Full of malice that creature appears. As for the bindii, train the smalls up to dig them out, mine fight over the special diggy tool. mel x

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    1. It was an evil eye! And I have used the boys to do handweeding, but their concentration span is nil....They pull out a couple of weeds and then they call it quits! xx

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  3. Emus can have a vicious fondness for camera lenses too. Best that you kept moving.

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    1. Don't worry, I didn't linger. xx

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  4. Oh, to have spring back again!! We are currently heading for fall, that always makes me blue...
    I'm looking forward to seeing those laundry tub planters! And that Midwinter pitcher looks fantastic!
    Oh, I'd be scared stiff of that emu too!!

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    1. I am happy about Spring looming, Tove. And I'm so inspired by your last post on your indoor plants and planters...just beautiful. xx

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  5. Weeds are so prolific here in SE Qld. Everything grows so quickly! :)

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    1. It really sucks. We have these vine like weeds which are just dreadful and almost indestructible. xx

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