Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:26
Well, that was a good day's gardening - the Shady Bank is looking much better now that I've cut back everything that was going over - especially the foxgloves and the tall campanulas. I also cut back the rambling rose I planted last year as it's finished flowering and I want it to bush out nice and thick.
The Undergardener (when not filching lovely buttery new potatoes) helped me dig over the far end of the veg patch rwhere the broad beans were, and spread compost from the compost bin onto it. We dug it in and raked it over and I've sowed two rows of Swiss Chard Lucullus.
OH then turned all the composting stuff in the right-hand bin into the empty bin, and we've started off a new lot of compost in the righthand bin, starting with all the perennials I cut back today.
I've cut all the chives right back as they've finished flowering, and given them a good soaking so they'll spring to life again, and given the beans, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and pear tree a good soaking too.
We've eaten our lemon tarragon chicken, and now I'm on the sofa with my feet up