There’s more gardening to be done here than two people can do! Still, it’s a pleasure to get out in those gardens and see how the plants change week by week.
My first session outside was with a shovel, in the herb garden. I have a “chat” walkway. It basically tiny pieces of limestone. It makes a nice contrast to the green in the raised boxes, and it drains well. But, there are several plants that think it’s a better growing medium than what we provide in the boxes. Feverfew and Lamb’s Ears and thyme all rub their little hands together at the thought of colonizing.
I’ve left a patch of Lamb’s Ear’s and a little thyme, but the rest had to go, so I took the shovel and sliced through to lift up the roots. I trimmed the old, old sage back, and by then, wanted to go inside for a bit. I need to take a rigid rake and rake out all the things I left in the walkway.
Yesterday I spent several hours with the string trimmer around the herb garden and the veggie boxes, around the north side of the house, and along the gardens at the front door. This morning I got an early start, pulling weeds and deadheading the daffodils and tulips. I had the chance to assess what needs to be dug up, moved, replanted, or planted with seeds. I’m going to work a couple of hours a day, early in the day, and see if I can’t get things whipped into shape.
I hope to clear out two small sections of the garden at the sidewalk. I have daffodils and iris (and weeds) in an area that is much too wet during the spring that I want to dig up, and transfer. There’s a couple of other iris to be divided and two hyacinth to be moved. That will keep me busy for a week or so. I’ll wait until the iris have finished blooming to move everything. I hope the weather cooperates!