Friday again. How does this keep happening?

I don’t know how it keeps happening, but it turns out today was Friday again. I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are flying by at the moment. At this rate Christmas will have been and gone before I get around to buying any Christmas presents!

Alex took today off so we got heaps done. He’d already made a trip to the tip by 9.30am. Crazy. We dug a drain clear (but it’s already filling up with leaves again, so we definitely need to find a grate to cover it).

drainI managed to get rid of the Vinca which was taking over the agapanthus. Back in September:

septemberThis afternoon:

agapanthusI had to cut a lot of it out (rather than pulling it out), so I’ll have to poison it when it pops back up. I’ve also worked out what’s eating my strawberries (besides Elena, that is).

eatenSlater bugs! Grrr. I always thought they were innocuous little creatures but it turns out they eat plants and produce. I’ve set some beer traps in the hope of reducing the population load a little. To get the beer I wandered into our local bottle shop and asked for the cheapest beer they sold. Classy. I hope it works.

beer traps

Another piece of garden excitement: a tiny, baby tomato!

tomatoThis is very exciting. Apparently you’re not meant to plant your tomatoes in Canberra until the first week in November (Melbourne Cup Day) but I was over enthusiastic and planted mine in September. Whoops. We’ve had lots of frosts but somehow the plants have actually thrived. I’m not sure how. I only staked them a week or so ago. Who knows if the tomato will survive the next few weeks. Cross your fingers!

And the final high point of my day was opening a parcel of sewing and knitting odds and ends from a lovely reader who was having a bit of a destash. How sweet is this? I am so humbled to have been thought of and will certainly put these bits and pieces to good use. There are so many sweet prints and the yarn is gorgeous too. So, thank you Fee for thinking of me! You have great taste πŸ™‚

packageHave a great weekend, everyone. I’m off to a doll making course tomorrow and I can’t wait!

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2 Responses to Friday again. How does this keep happening?

  1. fee says:

    Glad it arrived safely Ruth πŸ™‚ And of course you realise that it was all beautifully ironed when I sent it and only got crushed in transit *ahem*
    Happy doll crafting – sounds like fun!

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