Easy day in the garden.
24 September 2009 22:02:00
With all the heavy work going on to the wilderness and side area the front garden was neglicated of late. Today I tidied up one of the beds. Weeding, moving some plants (little early but will chance it) sitting, looking, thinking, enjoy the day that was in it. A few things came out of this work, they are,
1. While turning the soil i was amazed at the Dandalions that had set up home in such a short time. We all know that if you pull one of these weeds from the growth end, it just breaks straight away. By pure chance i discovered that when the soil is turned, and you pull even a fine root gently through the sod, it will not break. At times I was able to pull lengths of 6/8inches, without breaking. Try it. it might be of use, to early to be certain but let me know, out of interest.
2. I took out a Rhus (stags horn) (fab autume colour), two years ago. I knew there were some suckers growing. I was amazed at the root mass on these plants. Some had streched out 4/5 feet from where the parent plant was. I will pot these up tomorrow, if anyone wants one, let me know and I will put your name on it. I will then keep it till spring to ensure that they have taken. They are at present 8/12 inches.