Spring is also the time that clover grows all over the lawn and attracts bees. I wouldn't mnd but I'm alergic to bees. Have to get out there and mow the grass. And Bindi-eyes...the enemy of every Australian kid in summer. The prickles on these little suckers can almost puncture a bike tyre. Often I've had to rescue one of the kids. 'Help, I'm stuck in a patch of bindis!' So I'll be pulling prickles out of my feet for the next few weeks.
I sprayed alot of the bindis with vinegar. It works best if it's a really hot day. And you've got to get them before the prickles develope. I have used about four litres of vinegar but there was no way I was going to be able to spray the whole 2 1/2 acres. There is a bindi free path to the clothes line and to the car and most of the childrens garden has been done.
It has been so warm that I thought I'd better make little Tui a sunhat. Isn't she cute.