Posted: 05/06/2012 at 23:19
I can recommend sitting in the sun watching somebody else carry out your every gardening whim as a tolerable way to recover from surgery - though mine was only a knee (which I wrecked whilst... you guessed it.... GARDENING). Hope your recovery is as swift, painless and lasting as possible.
Whats the trick with hackonowotsit Obelixx? Mine went all brown and tatty in my last garden so I eventually got the huff and composted it. Tears all round! I'd love to try again but have been reluctant as I have no idea what went wrong before... I've always wanted golden robinia too and did have a potential opening for one having removed a laburnum (we've got two small very grubby boys now, who like to dig for bugs to feed the fish right under that spot), but this latest sickness that's apparently killing them all off scared me too much. I'm with you on the whole purple -v- gold/lime thing. Or purple -v- minty variagated if my eyes need a rest. I just wish purple foliage was easier in a largely shady garden like mine. I tell you, one day soon there's gonna be a reckoning between me and my gazillion massive hawthorns... Its starting to feel like I'm gardening in a forest.