01 February 2012 18:54:35
Viburnum rhytidophyllum etc
Here's a quick journal after a long day's work. I am going with Linda to hear Carmel Duignan this evening so I'd better start trying to make myself look presentable shortly (it will take a while).
I wanted an easy day in the garden after yesterday but before long I was cutting back, weeding and mulching!
It is cold - really cold! My fingers started going numb doing weeding.
I was delighted to see my Cardiocrinum poking up. It came up last spring but it soon became so buried at the back of the border that I thought it was a gonner. I'll have to clear some space for it this year.
The border shown produced phenomenal growth last year. Viburnum rhytidophyllum, the two paulownias, Sambucus 'Black Lace' and other plants have just shot up. I put it down to the cocoa mulch so am giving it another does this year.
I am always amazed at how bare borders look in late winter - you'd never think I planted anything!