Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:03
Spent half of yesterday and all of today so far ripping out everything in the front half of my front garden, which is one large raised bed. I thought I'd done the hard bit in removing a 20 year old yucca which I grew from seed but has gone past its best. The 'heart' was huge but discovered it sliced up rather easily with a sharp spade and later an axe for feeding into the shredder (the leaves are a different kettle of fish though and seem designed to be the perfect shredder-jammer-upper!)
However, the yucca wasn't the worst problem. Couch grass has sneakily infested the whole area and the roots have been an absolute bu**er to remove. That also means removing and isolating the few plants I want to keep (a couple of hardy geraniums including Rozanne and a rather nice Japanese quince) in pots for a few months to ensure no couch grass came in entwined around their roots. Back out for another shift after finishing this cuppa!