The big achievement of the last month is cleaning out all the gutters. Quite a big task as leaves blow on to the roof all the time and in summer the tiny gum nuts rain down from the lemon scented gum. Usually I just make sure the house roof is clear as any blockage will cause a back flow of rain into the ceiling. Curse those concealed gutters!
This time it was impossible to ignore the great accumulation of mulch on the carport roof.
It took two afternoons of going up and down the ladder and scooping out handfuls of leaves and humus before the job was done. Both gutters were clear and a quick hosing flushed out any leaves in the pipe going to the tank.
The end result got the tick of approval from the gutter inspector. Although she thought the lights could do with a bit of a clean too.
A bonus tree for the garden, I think it might be a jacaranda as the one nearby had a few seed pods a year ago.