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Number 3: Patience!


By lountad


As predicted, intentions were there but alas the boys had other ideas. I bundled Charlie up and plonked him in his pushchair in a bid to get out there and get something done, but he wasn’t impressed and that was the end of that.

Having said that I did take some photos of what i want to get sorted (!) and had a good look about and came to a few decisions about what to keep, what to cut back, what to sow and plant where and its all in my head so i’ll have forgotton it by the time it comes to planting! However after a little detective work i’ve made a few discoveries and in hindsight i’m glad i didn’t just hack everything back and dig everything up as i’m making new discoveries of what this garden has in store every day really. I’ve pinned the Cranesbill down to geranium silvaticum, the abutilon is the megapotamicum variety and the aquilegias are canadensis. That all means very little to me except i can keep track of what appears as spring gets here, and then decide what to keep, what to divide etc.
After more investigations i found out the fast-growing hedge at the front of the house is Escallonia, and was relieved to read it doesn’t mind a good cut back after flowering although i will probably have to give it a good cut back in spring anyway as its getting far too tall and wide. I uncovered a lovely big box ball which is lost where it is now so might attempt moving that at some stage too, might even practice some topiary on it as its a fair size.
So all in all not a productive day particularly but one in whiich i realised the merits of a little patience. All good things come to those who wait……

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How did you find all that out? Lots of detective work? lol.

24 Jan, 2009


Well done,good idea to wait and see what you have in spring,bet Charlie is a good time and motions man, he looks nice and snug......

24 Jan, 2009


plenty of time to get the work done , charlie looks lovely and cosy there

24 Jan, 2009


Awww. He's a sweetie....The garden will wait for you Lountad...even if it gets a bit more

25 Jan, 2009


Although, don't get too fond of your plants. With a family of boys the garden is only good as a football pitch!

25 Jan, 2009


It's never a good idea to rush in and dig everything up. You never know what you might find if you give it a chance to grow.
It's good you're interested in the garden, I hope you pass it on to Charlie.

25 Jan, 2009

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