|The new leaves are starting to appear on the crepe myrtle trees; to the left of the photo are the shrubs which I'm slowly working on to prune back old growth.|
|Splashes of mauve colour on the jacaranda tree|
|The clivia didn't flower last year but is making up for it this year :-)|
|The first of the hippeastrums (amarylis) to flower this year|
|A climbing geranium cutting I brought back from a visit to Warwick a few months back is now flowering|
|Lettuces thriving in the veggie patch|
Just over a week ago I wrote of the shoulder and arm pain that I was experiencing after a particularly enthusiastic pruning session. By last week that was all better so I re-started the serious pruning that needed to be done. I couldn't find what I'd done with the safety goggles. After looking in a few places I thought I'd just do a bit of pruning and I would be very careful. Yep! You guessed it! A wayward branch of a plumbago shrub poked me in the eye when I wasn't looking. After a bit of discomfort I decided to go to the GP and have the eye checked out. Getting the appointment was no problem but getting in to see the doctor at the appointed time became quite problematic. I waited an hour and a quarter after my appointment time :-). Then a few drops of orange dye in the affected eye, a check with the little ultra violet light and the doctor announced that there was no damage to the cornea, so all was good. It got even better when I went to pay the bill. The girl waved me away saying I was 'right to go'....I'd been bulk billed! Yippee free!!
|Another part of the 'jungle'! Note the black and white 'tiger' lurking!|
By the way I later found the goggles just inside the back door on the floor; not in the gardening cupboard in the laundry!
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