again at long last. The past couple of days have been dry, sunny and relatively warm so I made the most of them. The ground is still soggy so Friday morning I removed the dead crocosmia leaves exposing the new growth that’s just visible and then cut down the Michaelmas daisy stems. Looking round it’s good to see the perennial cornflowers starting to regrow and the oriental poppy foliage
Yesterday I carefully pruned the blackberry and rose Pretty Lady, both of which are very thorny. All the cuttings have gone in the dustbin and will be burnt at some stage with the ash being added to the compost heap. Whilst pruning the rose I noticed that something (? a fox) has been nibbling Fox Junior’s nose and one of his ears!
The collomia grandiflorahas also happily self-seeded with the new plants doing well, especially the ones on the adjacent plot! I shall hopefully transplant them back onto mine before Irish Brian digs that part of his plot over.
It was really good to have been plotting again, and hopefully I’ll be there again tomorrow. After that, at least for a few days, the temperature looks set to drop again and there’s little sign of any sunshine, although it should stay dry.
Have a good week!
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