25 May 2010 16:38:06
I have done no end of pussyfooting the last few days. I seem paralysed by indecision when it comes to planting. It makes sense to plant up the most important area first as I will have first pick of the best plants. But what is the most important area...
On three separate occasions I laid out plants in the West Garden and then scrapped those ideas. I'm telling you, I felt like Andy Sturgeon said he did when laying out his Chelsea gold medal garden. Of course, it doesn't help that Chelsea is is on telly at the minute as the images it pumps at me daily are quite unattainable.
I decided to work on planting up my annuals border. It is surely easier to arrange plants by height and colour rather than texture, eventual size and flowering period as needs doing with non annuals.
Well, I didn't get too far as you can see. But it would be a two day job anyway! I remembered to stake my sunflowers properly this year. Hubby and myself used the driver to sink proper stakes at the back of the border. I know they look ridiculous now beside my spindly sunflowers but I remember last year. I waged a constant battle against the wind with only bamboo canes to support my Russian Giants. Proceedings were called abruptly to a halt due to a collision of hubby's elbow and my head as the driver came down. I will continue afresh tomorrow.