Monday 7 January 2013

Start of a new year

Weds 2nd Jan 2013
Weather: Mainly overcast with broken sunlight, very light rain from around 12pm that got heavier in the last hour of work. Temperature rose from 4°C to 9°C degrees.

Work in the garden has already resumed as normal, but with the blissfulness of it being exceptionally quiet & peaceful and things were still caught up in the sleepy slumber of the Christmas holidays. I love cold winters but nothing beats being out on an uncold January day.

I was given a section in the High Garden to work all by myself. It involved digging out Crocosmia 'Dixter Flame' that had ran into the bush of a Liriope muscari (see photo above), which is a tuberous herbaceous perennial that still has luscious green growth at the moment. I reduced the crocosmia patch as a whole, as they can spread rampantly. I also cut back the dead foliage of surrounding geraniums including Geranium 'Mavis Simpson' - barely distinguishable apart from faint buds in the soil & the odd remnants of dead stalk with characteristic ridges, which I then marked out with upright canes.

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