I know . Wot a superstar
Nettles and bracken conquered (well, possibly more lurking in the depths, but a good start made). Now resting my aching limbs and waiting for the tennis to start ......COME ON ANDY
Thanks Dove - I think we have a Miss Ruby (ours is called Sugar Plum, but I think they are the same thing) ......gorgeous colour. We also have the ubiquitous, but beautiful Black Knight, a pink pagoda and some Empire Blues. We had a bit of a spending spree when we went to the national collection at Longstock last year, and Mr C has been taking cuttings too. The flutterbyes are flocking (although not as many as last year .......maybe the weather)
Lavender wil not regrow from old wood, so you should only prune down to where you can see growth - ie not down to the dead wood and leaves. Because of that it is notoriously difficult to rejuvenate a lavender hedge once it has got out of hand - many people just grub them up and start again - they grow pretty quickly. Probably not an option if you are only a visitor, but worth suggesting to the owners.
Morning all. Bright eyed and bushy tailed here (not). Glad I stayed up to watch tho
Today marks part II of an assault on a nettley, brackeny patch that is going to be transformed into a new buddleja patch. We want one that we can see from the patio so that we can watch the flutterbyes without getting off our behinds. Part I yesterday was bl&&&y hard work
Yay, yay, yay
I'll be here Dove .....but like Pdoc, I won't bother going to bed first ....there's javelin and long jump to keep me entertained in the meantime.
But don't expect me on here any time tomorrow morning 💤💤💤
Will we see you rowing for Team GB in Tokyo Hosta? Best get training
I seem to have been glued to the sofa since 3pm
Loved the rowing, loved the tennis and looking forward to cycling and a late night tonight
On the 2012 flowers .....not sustainable, I agree, but they did attempt to recycle. I bought one of the rose bushes, and it continues to reward (as a cut flower plant, not a garden worthy one). Here is a bloom cut this morning