Since moving into Hamby Home(in)stead I've been pondering a solution for the large front "garden".
Actually, it's not so much a garden as a ring of rocks around a number of grevillea and rosemary bushes - and one nectarine tree. You would think the rocks might prevent the grass and weeds from over-running the "garden".
Nope. No such luck.
Our landlady visited recently and used round-up on the grass inside the rocks. It has died off but some particularly hardy weeds remain. We were talking to a fellow today who referred to it as marshmallow weed. I can assure you there is nothing soft and fluffy about it!
Encouraged by yesterday's rain, Erin and I started to clear a section of the front garden today. We only managed to reclaim a small area but it's a start. Later in the afternoon, Vaughan dug two holes and helped plant my chosen ground cover, suggested by a Bunnings staff member who assured me it would "smother" the grass and weeds. Bring on the suffocation, I say!