Found three rockery plants at the sale today one is a miniture Jacob’s Ladder? didnt know they came that small – well time will tell.
Scarifying and feeding the back lawn regularily this last 2 years has really improved the grass its thicker greener and hardly any weeds must do it on the front. I was given a tip about small bare patches just rough up with a fork and sprinkle fresh grass cuttings over it and keep moist well it certainly worked for me.
Started to tidy up the rockery today a sure sign that summer will not last that much longer. Once it gets to October I wish I could fastforward to the spring and enjoy the garden all over again. Although I have quite a few perrenials to move or devide this year, some winter pruning, the winter flowering jasmine to enjoy and the hungry birds and of course christmas which I love and the first snowdrops so perhaps not!
I also raked over the wood chip really do like this as it keeps certain areas maintainace free.
When I first moved here I discovered cocoa nut shell as a mulch. Bought 5 big bags and put it every where! the following year we had a very bad attack of brown moth and had to replace all the down stairs carpets they lay their whatever! under heavy dark furniture such as bookcases and you do not see it until the holes start to peep out from the furniture and when you move the furniture and investigate the holes are as big as dinner plates and it is not covered by insurance. I have always believed they were living in the cocoa nut. Once it rotted right down the month problem stopped
- 16 Aug, 2009
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