Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:03
@Geoff, spot on with focus mostly...
@Inkadog, I have some overgrowing Ivy that's due a prune in the Autumn, its absolutely loaded with black fly and serves a meal for half my neighbourhood birds and insects, but it is a grotty job I'm not looking forward to.
I have spent all day in the garden...doh, who hasn't?
Nipped off the B&Q this morning to take advantage of their special buy one, get one free offer (typically when my plant budget is already blown for this year). Luckily, I have an understanding husband and went looking for a couple of large shrubs to give my full sun border much needed maturity, in the absence of my Pampas grass.I had a Sambucus and a smoke bush in mind, but could only manage to find the Sambucus, Black Lace. There were no smoke bushes but I'm over the moon to come away with a Eucalyptus Gunii that will add a very beautiful blue-grey foliage to my middle garden and cool down all the hot pinks and reds I seem to be accumulating there. I may well be doing some slight arranging come the autumn, but we'll see how it all pans out. Now I have two structure shrubs, I can work off those much better with the designing part.
Rest of the day's work consisted of weeding, sitting, weeding, sitting, sitting, planting out my broad beans and runners, more weeding and more sitting. Oh, and watering pots ofc