Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:18
No snow here. No rain here. No gales here. No sun here.
Flynn demanded to run off some steam otherwise I wouldn't have done any gardening today as I'm a bit pooped. So, while he hared around the place, I safely disposed of a random pile of unwanted glass and debris, oh and my little patio trellis fell down when I leant on it, so had to clear it all away and try and root prune an overgrown Accanthus Mollis next to the patio.
Now when I say root prune, I do of course mean, digging a deep trench patio side, sifting all the soil for bits of root and aiming to destroy anything that spurts new leaves in the coming months.
So I now have a large pile of dirt overflowing on my patio, 1 bag of leaves for my compost and 1 bag of roots for council bin. At least I can improve the soil in the future and see if my experiment warrants expanding the trench all the way round the plant to keep it in check. I do regularly pull out seedlings anyone who has this plant will understand it's incredible tenure in our gardens but well, I did say it was experimental. and I had to do something in the garden, so eager to plant but the forecast is sleet, maybe worse.