We have to admit that in the past we have been very much strangers to ploughing and scattering our seeds and the untold joy and pleasures of pruning back hard!
However, like our new found and honed mastery of the paint roller and Dulux Crown Emulsion, we now need to face up to the responsibility of our none too bijoux garden and what we think are …. it’s herbaceous borders …….
At first, we sort of looked and stared and poked around a bit and then stared some more, before deciding, after some robust debate, that our rule of thumb should be that if a plant stung, had prickles or thorns, or smelt funny it was a weed …… so we dug everything up matching that description …. and then after that, we pruned back anything we considered to be “overly leafy” …. vigorously!
…… using whatever tool we felt most comfortable with. We are not too sure if we’ve done it right, but we have tried. We have also decided that we must listen to Gardeners Question Time every Sunday afternoon, with all due diligence, just in case any of the plants or problems discussed sound familiar to any what we’ve got!
Nigel is finding it all a bit overwhelming and says he prefers to talk to the plants rather than yank them up and potentially murder or mutilate them!We haven’t put too much pressure on him, as we think that in time he will “find” himself amongst all the flora and fauna ….