Because today has been such a wonderful day I decided to get outside and do some work.
Most of the work was done in the veg patch. I was hoping that I would have some money to hire a tiller for this, but, well… That wasn’t to be. So I did it by hand. Rotovating and raking it off. When I was done it looked much better!
That took more than an hour. Quite a lot of small weeds had to be gotten rid of. Nothing big though.
After this I moved to my smoke bush. It’s possibly a little too early to prune it, but as has started to bud up I felt I had little to lose.
Those longer stems really did well last year so they needed pulling back.
I only took it back to the main stems, about a third of the mass. This is it. Oh, and I need to clear out the stuff behind it. >.<
After I did this I went for a walk around my garden to see what was what.
The moss had to be pushed down because the spring bulbs had lifted it clear off the soil!
I’m thinking that with the mildish winter the frosts haven’t taken many buds off. Really looking forward to seeing it full of flowers!
After a walk around I was struck at how well the Lambs lugs (Stachys byzantina) has done. in the autumn there were no real new growths, just a couple. Now it’s really got a few new stems growing.
With luck I will get some vertical growth and maybe even some flowers?
The only other thing is the other bulbs that are pushing up. Both Tulips and Daffies are now visible. None of the delicate bulbs are showing yet though.
Now to the final thing… Crocus!
Year before last I put a load of Crocus down in the lawn, you can read about it here. While I was outside today checking on the rest of the garden I took a quick look at it not expecting anything other than a few weeds. Yeah, I got a few weeds, but I also found these!!
With them doing so very poorly last year I didn’t expect them to have done anything. This just goes to show how wrong I can be!
I made a little video, you can look at it on YouTube.