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Another border done ... well, almost!

14 February 2017 20:20:34

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The latest border I tackled is the Small Pond. This border has some stunning planting in the summer when Rogersia and Ligularia vie for attention with a couple of white Agapanthus, some very tall Iris Sibirica Silver Edge all held together by Cotinus "Grace". I always mean to get round to tidying it in the Autumn because none of these plants diebackgracefully!

The first photo tells the sorry story!

So the first day I just cut down all the worst offenders. See Photo Two. Some progress but still a bit to go!

Photo Three is the whole border weeded and ready for mulching - or so i thought! I even brought up a wheelbarrow full of great mulch but just as I was about to tip it out I realised that the weeding and tidying hadn't reached to farthest corner of the border.

As luck would have it I only had an hour to spend in the garden that day so the weeding had to take priority.

And why only "almost" done? The wheelbarrow of mulch is still waiting patiently on the path for me to have another hour to spare - or even only half an hour ....

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Mary B Mary B 14 February 2017 20:29:41

Gosh Hazel, I am always amazed at the amount of work you do in your garden, well done!

PeterW PeterW 14 February 2017 20:43:39

excellent work hazel

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 February 2017 21:36:47

That's a super job already, Hazel.

JoanG JoanG 14 February 2017 21:50:32

Great work!  The border is looking terrific Hazel, even before mulching.  Can see the pond again LOL! 

accsean accsean 14 February 2017 22:36:52

God bless the work.  Even if it never got the mulch, it would be looking splendid.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 February 2017 22:48:22

It is looking great and it won't take long to finish the weeding. With this weather it is very hard to get what you want done, but little by little. 

Dick Dick 14 February 2017 23:18:51

Great work, Hazel. i feel ashamed that over the last few weeks, I have done very little outside.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 15 February 2017 00:38:33

Thanks everyone! Hope to get tha barrow load of mulch in place over the next day or so!

Jackie Jackie 15 February 2017 07:37:20

I love how you methodically do each area. I'm easily distracted lol. It's looking fantastic now Hazel and I'm sure it will be mulched in no time. Great job! 

fran m fran m 15 February 2017 15:02:16

Bit by bit Hazel ;)

fraoch fraoch 15 February 2017 19:11:29

Great work done, Hazel! Isn't it amazing how when you think you've weeded an area a whole lot more appear when you look again! You're really making fantastic progress though.


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