- On March 21, 2013
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Artic conditions yet again (atrocious conditions overnight according to CecAngie – I can’t tell them apart – both wear hideous outfits and talk like Helary Hemilton).
Thermals still adorned, furry hat still wrapped tightly around the head and yet I never warmed through all day. Snow on the hills and loads forecast for tomorrow….so frustrating, so much to do.
Finished weeding the cottage garden today (the most sheltered part of the garden), gritted and mulched the remaining beds and dug out some thugs (lysimachia clethroides, achillea ptarmica The Pearl & river lilies) and moved them to the cut flower field where there’s loads of room…bring it on.
Planted a few more hellebores in the new shady garden beds and a dicentra formosa that was being choked in the cottage garden. I’m looking forward to the beds blossoming, mind you, something’s been digging in the shady garden, probably the badger and they’ve made a right mess…any suggestions on keeping them out? Or, at least, deterring them.
Lastly, we planted 40 hedging roses (mulitflora, virginiana and canina – Lidl £1.99 for 10) along the bank where we laid the hawthorn hedge, hoping the roses will grow with and through the hawthorn.
I didn’t take any photos today…too miserable. So here’s one I made earlier.
Thalictrum in the cottage garden.
I’m off to batten down the hatches.