Posted: 14/04/2015 at 12:41
Thanks for the Wisteria pic chicky. Will check when I go home but I have a feeling I am going to be disappointed.
Pond looks beautiful BM glad you are getting things sorted bit by bit. Beautiful weather here in Worcester, took Mabel to the park this morning to watch the ducks and the swan sitting on her nest. She spent half an hour poking sticks through the fence so that the ducks would have enough to build their nests, bless. Tried pointing out that they could fly and get their own but she was having none of it.
SIL spent a lot of time sorting out his garden over Easter.
He has shaped all the bushes into lovely different sized round balls including, red robin, escallonia, pieris and philadelphus.
Refused to cut budleja down any further than 4ft saying he will lose all the flowers (it's a nice vase shape with a flat top).
Hacked the top of a huge conifer and moved some flowering shrubs underneath it.
Built a raised bed about 18" up the trunk of a cherry tree and topped it off with chippings to keep the weeds down (didn't remove any first and left the huge patch of beautiful cyclamen that grew under there insitue - oh and no weed supressing blanket, apparently you don't need one if you cover the weeds with soil.
Planted out loads of new bedding plants saying that the garden centre wouldn't sell them if they weren't meant to go outside.
I have tried on numerous occasions to give advice re the garden but he is determined to do it his way so now I smile and nod.
Hope everyone has a lovely day in the sunshine.