Posted: 05/06/2012 at 11:58
what a load of gorgeous piccies...love them...gardens are amazing...when we moved in here (house not garden), there seemed to be nothing, now its looking quite good, stuff has popped up all over the place. some big bushy plants, obviously perenials, are dissapointing tho'...just got tiny yellow flowers on large domes of foliage, i bet its a weed...its not the first time i have nurtured weeds!
have dug out 4 blackcurrant bushes, 6 to go, huge things i was going to keep but way to weedy (horsetail, couchgrass, thorny brambles etc.) underneath, couldn't get at the "baddies" so they will have to go, will have a go at taking some cuttings.
also have some lovely pink and very dark red roses that looked dead, pruned em in March and now have lots of buds, same problem with the ground under them, but easier to dig up weeds round them.
have sorted out a nursery bed and have 12 Geum in there...found under the roses! and some of that "white rock", don't know the name, silver slim leaves and little white flowers, a rockery plant i think, have had it before years ago, but it always ended up looking straggly and i loved it so much i was frightened of cutting it back...any tips?