Actually went out into the garden this afternoon for the first time in ages. It has been so cold and overcast here for days.
We have various garden projects for this spring as quite a few places are looking overgrown and this Winter has not been kind to quite a few plants. Has anyone else found that this time?
We are removing all the ivy which has been growing on the annexe for over 15 years!! The stems are like mini tree trunks. It will take a few months for the plants to die and make it easier to remove the ivy bark but I dread to think what damage it has done to the brickwork. We will be hiding this with oak weatherboard, but I know it will be a heavy task ahead of us.
Still today was a good start to see what else needs doing in the rest of the garden. I didn't realise that garden centres are open ??
We did a lot of work in the garden last year (when I say 'We' I really mean 'my OH') and put in a shed with a trellis in front of it which is covered in lovely ivy .... fake! Ivy wrecked our fence, as you say SD, it develops a huge trunk and damages whatever it clings to. My fake stuff (bought from Amazon) does the job I want, I shall try to grow something else up there too which is not so invasive but for now, it's working well.
An evergreen passion flower could do the job, the blue variety cerruleu? (sp), they won't cause damage. I had one in the Bananary at the other house it grows super fast and is quite gentle the way it clings and no damage done to the bricks, it had been there for 30 years, I inherited it from the previous owner. My OH cut it right back the year before when he made the Bananary but it grew back 3 metres in one season!
I have a massive garden project SD, a complete new garden to do as there were no plants in it and none in the front either. I made a school girl error last month, I was so impatient that I planted out a big New Zealand flax and some laurel hedging etc on a nice warm day. 2 days later we were knee high in snow here and now they look terrible, what was I thinking
I have many ready to go in the back garden in the greenhouse but heard today we are getting storm force winds in the next 48 hours followed by more snow
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It was a lovely day today, Pyracantha got a massive pruning, we are pretty much sorted here now, taken eleven years and still evolving, I can put my feet up now, OH can’t though there’s always plenty for him to do 😄