Posted: 24/10/2014 at 08:10
Good morning to all, it's grey here but not as damp as weather people are showing, so digging will continue.
Mrs.G I have always left my big tidy up until Spring, to benefit the wildlife etc. and frankly lethargy on my part too if I am honest. However I am doing it now, this year, as part of my renovation master plan. A tired bed renovation process for me is to save (pot up) anything worth keeping in the herbaceous line, splitting up as I go. Shrubs are left as I clear out the rubbish, including self sown seedlings, bramble, dead and struggling plants etc. Shrubs then get renovation pruning and the ground dug over. I then plant the bed afresh, sometimes to a new colour scheme or design, using a mix of my saved plants and some newly bought ones. (I still have loads to give away.)
While the spur to this is next year's village open gardens event, it much needed doing anyway. And I feel more motivated and creative too. Not just maintenance but design and creativity get a look in too.. When it is all done it will be much easier to keep on top of it, hopefully.