Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:32
Thanks for the WUM explanation and take it easy Panda.
I've just come back in from the front garden, pruning an extremely large and unruly buddleia with a root the size of some trees. Anyways, took a long while and filled my council compost bin to max plus one large bag of the finer stuff for my own composters.
Since I already had my cherry tree removed due to it's proximity to the house, I've gained an incredible amount of space in the front garden although the weeds are still present, especially bindweed despite my persistent spraying last year.
So, I've hatched a plan to dig out some sedum and geraniums hanging about and spend the growing year getting rid of the weeds before planting up new shrubs in the autumn. I think by then, I will have worked the soil enough and have some idea of what I want to plant whilst paying absolutely not attention what so ever to Verdun's excellent shrubby planting combos that I will then steal for my own.
did I say that out loud?