What a difference a day made
01 March 2011 10:34:58
New Border at Back of House
What another glorious day here in Wexford, it's cold but dry and sunny and with a prospect of a week of this there really is no excuse but to work outside. Although I'm trying not to injure my arm again so I digging over soil in short bursts.
Finally yesterday we had our man with a digger in who did a brilliant job and in seven hours had dug over all our beds, so there are now soft and beautifully easy to plant. Thankfully we removed all the sod beforehand and that proved to be a Godsend. Of course now the problem is what to plant and where, my wife has claimed the beds at the back of the house (pictured) but can't seem to make up her mind about what she wants in the borders so I haven't been able to produce a planting plan for her.
A similar problem occurs with the extension of three other border, the exotic will have to wait till annual can fill them up perhaps later in the year, however this may not get properly planted up till next year. The extension of the shady border will have to wait too as we still have to dig out bog areas as my wife wants to grow primulas (who don't like drying out at all) and I also only have a few plants for here. Thirdly there a new extension to what I call the messy border it was meant to be a shrub border but in fact seems to be a dumping ground for plants before they move on.
Lastly I have a small area to build a shady area at the back of the house with a sort of Fernery (a rockery with ferns). But I caluated that in total our new borders cover 230 sq metre so that's going to take a long time to fill. The race now starts for who is going to get there border finished first and get there hands on the remaining mulch, my exotic bed is in trouble as it was last year as it's planted so late, it is now rank with grass and weed which I have only tackled superficially.
But it just goes to show with an experienced digger driver and determination what can be done in a day,