Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:38
Lovely day here and made the most of it. Pruned the last of the clematis, cut the buddleia back hard, removed a lot of flowers stems which had carried seeds for the birds over winter, cut back the herbaceous peony leaves, moved a few young aquilegia from their nursery bed and did a bit of weeding. Also did some pottering at last and noticed the delphiniums are through and about 2-4" tall - no sign of them last weekend so put some slug pellets down under raised slates near them. Lots of snowdrops out, some daff about to bloom and zillions of other bulbs poking their little noses through.
Also did a bit of planning - accidentally bought too many raspberry canes which came last week so decided they would replace the lavender by the path to the GH. That lavender is looking very, very sad - not a good winter for them in my clay soil.
The path to the GH is now almost completely bordered by soft fruit, so the journey will no doubt be a rather interrupted one later this year!