Since we are both working full-time it is a challenge to get a great deal done in the garden. Basic maintenance such as lawn mowing and keeping the vegetable garden in some sort of order takes most of the available time on the weekend.
Autumn is finally creeping up on us and the lawn growth has slowed somewhat so GMan has a bit more time. So, a long weekend which offered 3 available days was a great opportunity to make a start on a big project that we have been planning for a number of years.
It was a beautiful autumn morning so I quickly took this photo before we started.
This is the result of GMan with a chainsaw (and me helping).
It was late in the afternoon by the time I took this photo so I apologise for the lack of clarity.
Whilst the area in the first photo looks beautifully lush and green, it was an overgrown mess of multi-trunked trees which were all entwined as well as a couple of dozen self-sown avocado trees. These had come from avocadoes that had fallen from the main tree further up the embankment. The large eucalypt in the centre of the photo was completely hidden by all of the rubbishy vegetation around it but now we can see that is a beautiful tree.
The next step will be to clear and mulch all of the cleared vegetation and then work on replanting the area with more appropriate species.
Sometimes things have to get worse before they can improve and this is definitely one such instance.