At long last.....the winter clean-up
07 December 2009 00:05:29
I got out to my garden - at long last. It has been so long since I was out doing anything of real benefit that I was like a kid in a sweet shop, in my eagerness to get out and doing something.
The front garden doesn't know what hit it. All the summer flowering foliage has been removed. All that remains are the "back-bones" to the garden. There are a couple of plants to be moved out and a load to be put in. Yet again, my eyes have deceived me into believing that I have more space than I actually have. But I am not going to panic yet - when the camellia and acer have gone to their new homes and a few grasses have been dumped (not point giving them to anyone as they aren't in the best of health), then I will set out my pots and see what will be left over.
The back garden then got my undivided attention. I cut down the mallow plant to about 3 inches from the ground and unwound it from around the obelisk. I cut back the clematis, blackened dahlias and sorry-looking lupins, as well as peony foliage. The place looks a bit bare at the moment but I'll get used to it.
No photos, I'm afraid. Between me out gardening, my first plum pudding on the hob for 10 hours (mad stuff) and a Christmas tree going up inside, the house was a bit manic to put it mildly. Tomorrow, I promise, weather permitting.