I am having a disastrous time growing veggies this winter! I have too much shade and not enough sun! Our next door neighbor has a whopping big camphor laurel tree that hangs over our side of the garden and hence we are only getting 2 hours of sun a day on the veggie patch. Yes the weather is a little warmer in Sydney but not even this is enough to grow veggies in winter. So I have come to a decision, the tree is going, well the bit on our side which equates to 70% of the tree. You see Camphor Laurels are a noxious weed, their leaves drop everywhere they are infact a very toxic plant according to 57 reasons why camphor laurels need to be eradicated. It is also where I want to put the chickens, but the seeds will kill the birds so I have to be patient and play the waiting game. So our dear next door neighbor you will soon find me knocking on your door with news that your tree will be cut down on our side of the fence! It has been a long time coming and it is one tree that I will be happy to see chopped down!