What you see in the picture are some of the results of the vegetable patch; namely the last of the spring onions, a lonely remaining cabbage and a handful of chili peppers which I forgot that I had in there too!
I’ve removed quite a patch of mint which I suspect that I have to revisit and properly clean up as it has spread beyond the borders of the patch which made the whole place quite ungainly.
Once the vegetable patch was done, I decided to prune a few shrubs and trees; I started with a lantana that was threatening to take over another flower bed by the pool, then attacked a very young olive (the second I brought back from a recent trip to Italy). After dead-heading a few dwarf sunflowers (and saving the seedheads for next season) I cleaned up the two main hibiscus shrubs one in a small flower bed by the breakfast nook window and another by the living room.
Other plants I managed to prune and clean up today were the tacomaria, the queen of the night, a couple of ful, the outside bottle-brush and a few others here and there.
All in all, it was an excellent afternoon both for myself and my garden – I hope!