Yesterday I had a work-day in the yard, largely because I knew that it was the last rainless day for awhile.
I had purchased some more Hood strawberries at the home/garden/grocery store, so planted them in the strawberry pyramid. They were not much more impressive looking than last time, and I don’t think that I got all ten. Bare-root strawberries costs less, but I feel a little uncertain about it.
Bundled Hood strawberries
The only lawn in the yard is a tiny non-circular one in the front yard. I finally brought myself to tend it yesterday, but inconveniently had planted some bulbs too close so sheared the edges. I had the idea that I would shear the whole thing, but it was too time consuming so I got out the weed-whacker. Much to my irritation, I hit two bulbs with the unwieldy weed-whacker. There has been talk of taking out the lawn and putting in Stepables lawn-replacement groundcovers. I definitely like this idea.
I didn’t do all of my weeding before weed-whacking, so ended up with lawn clippings all over the weeds – not convenient. After whacking, I weeded and cut at a fern – not worthy of a photograph.
I also removed mulch from around the base of some plants: I had put it there during a cold snap. You can kind of see what it looked like from this picture (formerly used):
I decided that sufficient new growth had begun, so pruned the four hardy fuchsias (as according to Ciscoe Morris).
Hebe ‘Pinocchio’ suffered some weather damage, so I cut it down. It had grown really fast, so I am not concerned about it making a good recovery.
Weeding is not that enjoyable, but it is part of being a gardener. Nicely, for part of the session my face was amongst hyacinths and near a daphne, so I was surrounded by pleasant fragrance.