Posted: 05/04/2014 at 15:44
Hi all. We've had some light drizzle but had a bed to attack, correct word
Big bed of overgrown shrubs. Now we can see what is what in half of it, and actually found stepping stones between them where Mum used to prune. Most rather leggy and saw needed on some.
Hypericum huge,don't like it
Choisya Ternata & Aztec pearl ( only grows to 1.5m my bottom!!) might have lost some flowers for this year, job to find base of Spirea gold flame, Cornus alba ( needed big saw) should recover as left some new stems.
Climbing rose "New Dawn" ? needs supports and correct pruning ASAP. Ceanothus looking okay even if partially covered over ( I can't keep those would love one) Brambles dug out with grafting spade OH's job and blinking everywhere ivy pulled up.
Next stage attack the kerria that has engulfed the two Amanagowa which must be 15' high, lovely trees. Kerria no problem in my garden, as it's growing through conifers so it has to compete, in this well fed over many years bed it's a pest.
Found two unknowns ( Mum not outside today and at times isn't sure what she planted) so when they grow / flower I'll be asking you all what they are.
At base home All but one tom has germinated. Have some potting on & sowing to do in GH which is tomoz' easier job. Might turn a blind eye to weeds until later in week.
Not cooking tonight Mum's treat so take away curry..
Talking of curry, where is Archie ? Hope I haven't miffed him, straight away spoiling his April 1st post, soz Archie I should have played along
Dove I bet you don't just buy one plant.