Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:56
At long last, some proper gardening. I started off by going and cutting branches from my neighbor's weeping willow - with permission - to make babies. Most are now in a bucket of water to root but 3 of the best branched ones have been pushed into the mud along the stream that divides our paddock from theirs. Had to be rescued by friend Marie-Christine as I sunk up to my knees and couldn't get out alone. Not an option to leave boots behind as I was wearing OH's waders. Planks and spade to the rescue. One very mucky Obxx. Very glam.
Potte up 10 salix contorta stems I've had rooting in a pot of water - for friends. Then pushed 3 more new salix contorta cuttings into mud higher up along the stream and some pussy willows along the boundary between us and the arable field where water collects. Dug up clumps of snowdrops and split them into 31 small pots. 7 given to M-C and the rest to grow on to make a drift in a bed I have yet to clear.
Planted out some crocuses from a planter, trimmed clematis growth back, layered two shoots on the pink and red honeysuckle and did battle with a pot of Firefox lilies that had become congested. 6 bulbs have become more than 30 plus babies and scales to pot up and grow on. Gave 10 to M-C.
OH has cleared piles of crud and had a big bonfire and then removed an old wire mesh fence where we're putting in new trellis.
Showers and dinner done. Now OH and I are off to our Soul class - dancing.