Posted: 10/07/2013 at 12:06
A belated good morning! Have been gardening in the early cool, determined to finish weeding and planting and clear up that patio before we go away on Friday morning. I'm now much clearer on what needs to happen to my existing borders, which are very crowded with the wrong things. I'm letting the pink geraniums and lamiums and a couple of other things flower before I dig them out. They are rampant and messy! I also took my courage in both hands and pruned the acer, cutting off a couple of low branches. I hated doing it, but it is that or take it out. When everything has died back and I can see its shape, I may find I have mutilated it so much that I have no choice but to take it out anyway, but at least I have given it a chance. It is too big to move to a pot, too close to the house and casting other plants into too much shade. But it is beautiful.
OH has gone to get paint for sitting room, then we are off to the GC for more potting compost and topsoil. I am deterined to get the rest of the plants in today and clear that patio. Did I say that before? Smallest seedlings will go into the shade of the house wall, as will the hellebores, to grow on.
Starvation day today (lots of coffee) since the bad news at Fat Club yesterday!!
Have a happy and well-fed day, everyone!