Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:47
Clari, I am also of the amply thigh variety and never had any complaints
PDoc, what a marvellous 20yrs+ service you did for your community, but I do wonder what junk a retired doc has to throw in the skip, Arnie the life-size skeleton, one well worn white coat and a very cold stethoscope...? Those things are always cold
Frit, your garden looks neat and tidy and full of fun for the grand children
Well, I am sufficiently sated after chicken risotto and a glass of Pimms, (pint glass that is)
I was very tired today, thanks for your kind words bekkie, yes, I guess I have been very exuberant recently, but there's just so much to do!!
I believe today's work is the last of the BIG *planting mistakes* needing to be rectified (in the back garden anyhow).
I addressed the eyesore in a large border I can view from the kitchen window, with a very scruffy jasminum beesianum and a clematis Jackmanii that I planted next to a climbing rose 18yrs ago, none having any support for the last few years . The arch has long gone and the rose never got moved as it's twin took 4yrs to recover so I got scared and left the clump of climbers to scramble wildly.
Anyhow, I wanted the eyesore gone and once I had removed a very established clump of jasmine and all its layered babies , I just bit the bullet and took out the rest.
It's a shame about a rose of that age but it really didn't have a beneficial place in my garden and I now have a free spot for something else. I'd really like topiary.
I still have a large gap in the shady border that I was supposed to plant up but I just don't know what to plant