I worked hard today!
It was a sunny day so I got busy in the garden. I made a start on placing plant supports round a few of the more ‘floppy’ ones like the Acanthus and three Veronicas. Then I tidied the back garden which is colour-themed purple, gold and white.
It’s amazing how many tiny weeds are attempting to grow – I gave them short shrift! There were even some brambles pushing up – we thought we’d dug them all up when we made the borders!
At the moment, most of the plants are small – lots of Winter Pansies, Anemone blanda and a few Calendula – but there’s one beautiful purple Iris in bloom. My friend in the village dug up two clumps of hers for me – and they have thrived. The colour is perfect!
I planted Clematis and a white Solanum along the trellis, so that something would be in flower in each season.
This is C.alpina ‘Helsingborg’. When the borders were tidy I turned my attention back to the side garden grass edges. What a mess! I decided to use the edging tool as well as the shears.
This area of the garden has not been dug over properly and has a lot of stones in it. it was hard work with the edger as I kept hitting stones which had to be dug out before I could continue.
It was worth doing, though. It looks a lot tidier.
I had clipped the edges of the curved borders in this part of the garden early this morning before Henry and I went for our walk – so it is beginning to look properly tidied.
I am not looking towards the other end of this area, though – it’s a mess! And I haven’t made much progress in the front garden – I love my garden but it is very big and takes a lot of time! Ah well, there’s always tomorrow – but although I am tired, it was worth the hard work! What shall I do next?
- 9 Apr, 2008
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