As it was the weekend I decided yesterday to leave Hampstead Heath to those who could not go there during the week and concentrate on trying to bring some order to the garden. And it is amazing what a bit of mowing can do….
Not Kew – but looking as though it could turn into a garden…
Meanwhile, those of you who remember my garden at Lawn Road may remember the we had pots of grasses down the side of the steps to the garden.
I brought the pots with me and since they are now very pot bound decided to see if I could get the grasses out of the pots and split them. An excellent job for a chilly morning. ‘Just drive a spade down through the middle of the clump’ says the video… Ha! You try….. It took me a good half hour each with a strong secateurs to hack my way through the entwined roots. Good thing that grasses are tough creatures. Anyhow, they are now in four pots along the wall of that particularly manky bit of garden with a massive pile of hacked down ivy concealing the paint store! Hopefully they may grow up to shield the next door neighbour from me and vice versa.
Meanwhile, all you gardeners out there – what do you think this is? It is quite a big bush – stands about 5 foot tall.
And, indeed, these which are springing up all over the garden? They are quite pretty but I suspect, if given the chance, will overrun us!