Three months or so ago, the front of my house was part jungle, part driveway. I liked the driveway bit as it was, but I was keen to get rid of the jungle part.
It was a long story, one I told in my post called Gardening in Australia: A Tale of Two Gardeners.
Anyway, eventually on Good Friday, which would have been April 6, my jungle became an ex-jungle and I proudly showed you its new look with this photograph…
There were plenty!
Unlike last time though, there was nothing I couldn’t handle, although I did find this in the exact spot shown in the picture above.
This weed is, at most, three months and three weeks old, yet it’s taller than me…
Whenever I see unusual looking ants in my garden, I always fear that they might possibly be the dreaded Fire Ant that I wrote about my post called Tiny Itsy-Bitsy Small Australian Bad Things
So when I saw these…
No need to panic though, I reckon these are Golden-tailed Spiny Ants, pretty harmless and they don’t even sting.
Not sure what these are though, living in my security light sensor…
So, that’s two Australian Bad Things, weeds and ants. Hopefully, this will turn out to be a good thing…
North facing roof before….
You may have read about the costs and the forecasts of my solar power installation in my post called Solar Power: Cutting the Cost of Electricity. I was impressed the company I selected installed my solar within three weeks of placing the order, especially as this is probably the busiest time ever in Queensland due to the recent changes to the incentives.
But will I recoup my outlay as quickly as suggested? Have I wiped out my electricity bills in total?
Time will tell, but I will certainly update you as soon as I have had a few electricity bills through the door.
The system, whilst in place, hasn’t yet been properly connected to the grid as that job is performed by Energex. As a result, and because I still have the old analogue electricity meters, the energy produced feeds directly back in to my existing boxes. That means I’m already saving money.
I’ve also had great fun watching my electric meters spinning backwards.