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The upper bed.


This poor bed has been through a lot. It was quite lovely at one point I’m sure. Unfortunately it has had garbage thrown on it, fishing nets stored on it, as well as the usual mix of grass and weeds. Salmon berry bushes have started growing through the rock wall hidden underneath all that grass and heather.

At one point it also had raspberries and strawberries growing in it, but the raspberries died off, and I removed the strawberries to a different bed.

Poor looking bed.

I’ve slowly been weeding and pulling grass, but as with all things that grow by their roots they keep coming back . I’ll just keep pulling all the little green things I see until they stop coming I guess.

Salmon Berries growing through the rock wall.

The salmon berries are growing through the rock wall and the heather that covers it. They need to be pulled but I’m worried about accidentally riping the wall apart, so I’ll be needing to prune them from the outside and dig them out on the inside. The heather has been there for over a decade and needs to be cut back and renewed.

The bed from above.

This area may some day make a nice pond feature, but as I have two small children that dream will have to wait. I was thinking about pulling the shrub on the right and replacing it with a bridal wreath spirea, or hydrangea after I have the bed all nicely weeded and repaired.

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Looks like some hard work Beerslinger! am sure it'll be lovely when you've finished it. I had a pond when my daughter was small, but i fenced it off, we had many years of enjoyment from it, watching frogs and newts and dragonflies :o)

17 Jul, 2011


It will be some hard work, as I keep removing garbage from the bed to have it replaced by the renters upstairs. The landlord has told me he'll be taking care of that problem shortly though. Luckily being here in the pacific northwest the ground never truly freezes and is workable all year.

18 Jul, 2011


It will all come together in time, hope your landlord does sort out the garbage dumpers, nothing worse than having to contend with clearing someone elses rubbish when you are working hard to make it good.....

19 Jul, 2011

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