This wall of plants was put in about 3 yrs ago.

It had become leggy and thin, resulting in the need for a “ hard cut” renovation.

Oscar and his son ( the neighbourhood gardener) came over and did the dirty work. Cut the hibiscus back to about a meter high, and used the cuttings to bolster the hedge between existing plants. The cuttings are rammed into the ground in a cross like pattern and hopefully will root soon as this is still “ wet season”.

There was a feral laurel tree in the mix that was removed, and as well, a volunteer avacado tree was uncovered. It was pruned a little and should be bearing fruit in the next year or so.  The next picture shows the finished result.

This little guy ( about 5 inches head to tail) was found while cutting.

They are nocturnal and very LOUD ……

He was sleepy and slow to move, i put him on the window ledge where he seemed happy to wait for night fall.they seem to take on the colour of the background in a short time, blending in…..

….not a very glamorous pose….

Their legs are way longer than their bodies.