Thursday, 6 June 2013

The garden in June ~ tea, biscuits and enjoying the evening sunshine

This is the time of year when a bit of weeding, mowing, tidying up and dead-heading is all that's needed and the rest of the time can be spent.....well, drinking tea. There's nothing better than coming home from work, taking a cup of tea into the garden and having a look at what the garden's been doing all day.



My gardening nemesis

Actually, I did do a big of digging this week too. You may remember the shrub that outstayed its welcome, well I had to go to plan B because I haven't been able to get rid of it.

The roots are so deep that nobody has been able to dig it up (me, my brother, the gardener who came to lay the lawn) so I'm going to have to try and work around it.

Hopefully, because it was chopped right back, it won't grow as big as it was last year and I've put in other more colourful plants nearby.  So far I've planted a dicentra spectabilis; the forget-me-nots I bought last week; and a David Austin rose that was half-price in a gardening centre. There's also an as yet unidentified plant growing from underneath the log pile, it might be a peony. Not sure yet.

So, the shrub has won. It's staying, for now.

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