Crash & Burn
08 June 2009 17:06:54
The gardening day started off badly.
I put all the bark mulch I had on my 'rose garden' and then realised I didn't have nearly enough to complete the job.
I moved on to Rapunzel's Forest and started removing dug weeds (the digger had been let loose on it recently) and then levelling the whole area. I know of course that the weed problem has not been solved in Rapunzel's Forest so I will need to spray or cover it or both. The thought was very depressing.
I then looked over at the large newly dug bed, which will hold my Liquidambar. I had not gotten around to raking it. I noted that the 'long border' behind it is in need of weeding again. I then thought of other unweeded beds and jobs waiting to be done. These thoughts were utterly depressing.
The wheelbarrow fell over for the second time, spilling weeds over the lawn. I stormed inside in protest and found... aphids on one of the plants in the kitchen!!!
It took my teenage son to jolt me back to reality. He commented that the aphids were only trying to live. It almost raised a smile. I then realised what was wrong with me. I'd gone marching out into the garden and embarked on hard physical work without any breakfast in me.
I had breakfast, had several cups of tea and then some biscuits.
I got the husband to phone and order a lorry load of bark mulch. I then went out and raked the new border over. The bark mulch arrived and will go down tomorrow, hopefully, so then I should be getting back on track. Must remember not to do that again.