Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:21
What a gorgeous day for me to be off work and in my garden.
Sooo much work to do at this time of the year which included pinning more wire mesh to my fence to encourage my Virginia creeper to creep and pinching off the side shoots of my toms and their morning watering ofc, then off out the front garden which I have to admit is a bit of a wilderness dumping ground compared to my control freak back garden.
A few reasons for this include lack of money/ lack of decent soil / lack of enthusiasm since I only visit the front garden on my way to work
So, first of all I needed to trim all the shrubs that apparently love my rubbish soil, including teucrium fruticans, a variageted conifer, an Eleagnus and my beloved Ceanothus which was mid way past my bedroom window.
It gets a lot of attention when it becomes a sprawling blue cloud in May, but really needed to be hacked back to a sensible size since the winds make it sway unreasonably, even against my house wall. It was pretty heafty work as well, that included bashing OH in the head with a falling branch plus three bags of waste.
I also weeded while I was out there, completing my two mornings of work per annum that I usually do out the front , but then I was thinking about that and I made a new resolution: that it was about time I lavished more effort/time/money on the front garden.
Plant choices will have to stay sensible and shrubby with masochistic tendencies in this south-facing dustbowl but no reason to let it get quite so unruly in the future.
So, bath for me now and later I shall be harvesting the million strawberries I have and serving them with lashings of cream