11 May 2011 21:00:03
Bill paid a visit a.m. and we had a quick walk around the garden and chat. He came to collect his plant order from Birr but had to be off quick enough.
Walking around the garden, I noticed the damage done by recent winds. My Angelica and two foxgloves are broken. V. annoying. Lucky I have more Angelica plants coming.
After Bill left hubby cut th grass and I trimmed the Lonicera hedge in front of the dump. Will it ever get tall enough to obscure the every growing montain of garden debris? I guess, it will as it's nearly as tall as my Sammy now but let it hurry up... (photo in the album).
I also trimmed my copper beech hedge. Although not big enough to need trimming, it should encourage growth.
Then the box hedging and the Lonicera got a feed of chicken pellets and a good watering in. That's all my hedges fed for the year.
I have two areas of concern though :
1) The Hypericum hidcote hedge is very poorly. It is a really long, mature hedge. I am not sure it will make it. This is the only one I haven't fed. I might give it a try.
2) The privet hedge I planted last year (that Pat gave me) looks mostly dead too. This is also a big one. I fed it earlier but it is not responding. There is some life. I think some pruning is in order :(