I fell out of love with fennel. It’s feathery and tall but it’s a bully and it seeds everywhere. So today I dug it out.
And I was quite pleased with myself — not for digging it out, but because this is the first real gardening I have done this year, having had an operation in March, I had to be careful.
Then I took the crocosmia to task too but there’s more to do in that corner. Then I moved the rhubarb and the chives to a more accessible place where I can get at it.
I put the seaholly into a more appropriate spot at the back of the border where it can’t get at me! I do love seaholly but it BITES. Along with it I placed a few iris bulbs that may or may not ‘take’ again. They can have a chance.
I am going to try and save some pelargonia cutting this year to prettify the border next summer.
It all needs a good dig and some manure but I felt I had done enough for the day. Took me about an hour. But if I spend an hour a few times a week in doing these little clear-outs and tidy-ups, I reckon I will be able to put in some bulbs for next spring.
I am wondering whether to put a small apple tree in the centre circle. It would be nice to have apples. It’ll depend how deep we can dig that. I believe it’s all stony.
I was never much of a gardener. I try and try — end up growing weeds — try again. That’s life!