Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Great Garden Challenge - getting rid of garden Thugs
There's a rose in there - poor Graham Thomas completely overwhelmed by Achillea Ptarmica "The Pearl" which I foolishly bought a pot of at Leeds castle about 30 years ago and brought with me from Dorset. Mistake! The poor poppy is equally overgrown, and other plants which I have taken out and cleaned around and through, and replanted now.
A friend gave me a bit of this thug which is a Rush with a Pendiculata type name. It needed THIS to get it out:
My faithful mattock.
Progress - and Ghenghis keeping an eye on me to see I worked hard enough. Originally the Thugs went all the way across to the left - there was NO space whatsoever. I had cleared them right back not that long ago, and made some fresh plantings which have since been swallowed up. I made the decision, they had to be eradicated. Totally.
Stuff replanted that came out to have every bit of thug root removed - those are big white Shasta daisies at the back and Elecampane in front of them.
Another job for the mattock - this quite substantial stone refused to budge so I am waiting until I have energy again tomorrow!
Sorry for the boring pictures today, but I wanted to show I am making SOME progress out there. Tomorrow lots of Aquilegia pictures to brighten up the page.