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    Saturday, December 09, 2006

    It's Hot Out.

    And the air is heavy and thick with smoke. Victoria is ablaze.

    Because i'm crazy, I decided I was sick of my dead & weedy 'front garden' on one of the hottest days this week. Seriously, i've never tasted such salty sweat from my own skin. I felt like I should have been in manly can-crushing beer commercial.

    Anyway, I had some 'free money' in the form of Bunnings Vouchers, so I used 'em.


    Back row: standard icebergs
    Middle row: chocolate coloured 'Phormium' ( which is a strappy flaxy type plant ), and leggy, fragrant, wonderful English lavender: out front.
    New pinebark for mulching and voila ! Transformation !

    I haven't seen English lavender for aaages ( and I still haven't seen any French this year - maybe it's a fashion/trend thing ? ). You can always find Italian and NZ lavenders, but not much else.

    I was really happy to get the English kind. It's by far the most fragrant, and I got the last 8 small cheapies 'on special'. Yay.

    So there you go. All drought loving and water-wise
    ( I noticed all the tags these days have been re-fashioned to include this info .. Pick Me !! I don't need Water !! )

    Have a great weekend everyone .. and ... STAY SAFE !!!

    13 comments:

    Gina said...

    Love the way you layered by height and great choices. Fantastic house, btw. Wierd weather here too - burning hot at 12 and windy coat weather at 3.

    nutmeg said...

    Another wonderful transformation. I like your house too. I think I better get myself to a nursery/Bunnings while I'm picking my plants (which is underway). Those "I don't need water" tags are right up my alley.

    velcro said...

    weather here is freezing cold and occasional tornadoes. I think I would prefer your heat anyday!

    VictoriaE said...

    It is crazy hot and smokey. We're all having to rethink our garden choices hey? At least lavender is a beautiful drought friendly option.

    Amy said...

    Beautiful job (and great house!) I hope the new landscape surives the heat.

    meggie said...

    Good choices. Yes, I have noticed a lot of the 'new' lavenders dont seem to have much scent.
    Stay safe, indeed!

    Stomper Girl said...

    Can't believe you gardened yesterday (although it does look fabbo, and I love the lavender)! What are you going to do today, vacuum under all the heavy furniture? I'm going to the pool this afternoon and apart from that I will be grumping horribly at my children. I don't cope when the mercury goes over 35. Can't even hang my washing out because I don't want them to smell like smoke! Uuurrgh.

    Pendullum said...

    Absolutley beautiful...
    and I am envious of the sweat and the heatas we are just beginning ith the first tastes of winter...and itis bitter... Bitter,,, cold,,,,
    But at least I got to go to Australia and hang out at your garden... it took me away from our cold nasty plight here...

    joanne said...

    Wow you did a really great job! It looks fantastic and what a fantastic choice with the lavender. Got to love a bunnings voucher!! As far as gardening on that hot day - were you mad??????

    Jo said...

    Are you sure you didn't get Jamie in ???

    caramaena said...

    Looks like a lot of work - and in that heat?? Crazy woman.

    Will look gorgeous when everything's in bloom.

    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    Looks fantastic.

    Have been thinking of all you Victorians over the weekend...

    Anonymous said...

    HOT is right. Your garden bed looks perfect. I'm going to need gardening advice before long. we have new water restrictions coming in in the New Year - and I don't know where to start.

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