Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:48
Thank you Bekkie, I am carer for both my parents, dads 90 mums 86, the trouble is they won't say what is wrong until the very last minute, by then major surgery is involved.
she is getting a lot better and gets their breakfast now, so that's a help.
my daughter came up on Saturday, and being very efficient and organised, (unlike me!) she made a plan of the horseshoe shaped border marking down everything in there and where to move what in the Autumn.
She will come and help me with this, so that will be good.
i am aiming for mostly perennials, just in case I don't have the time next year. The geraniums and geums sent to me will be good. I can just do a few annuals to fill gaps.
this year, it I has gone mad, I suppose the wet Spring brought everything on. The montbretia has definitely got to be thinned out, it's a bit of a thug but I love its bright orange flowers and there is always a bee in there.
the new long border is mostly perennials, I have lots more aquilegia seeds germinated, also put in some more Canterbury bells, foxgloves, lupins and delphiniums seeds for the following year.
you have to plan ahead with biennials.
i really must not dig anymore borders or beds, I just love it so.
Enough waffling, I have just found this post , unposted, I did it this morning!!,