Monday, March 27, 2017

A little now and then......

I don't do gardening really, and the relaxed look of our suburban lawn and borders can  testify that I do not lie, but a friend with a lovely garden told me to just think of tackling it in bite sized pieces, and to try and do just an hour a day, and accomplish something. So yesterday, assisted by my daughter, who came home for Mothers day (how lucky I am) we did some rather severe cutting back...or giving the plants and bushes a big haircut, as I like to think of it. We are not sure if we have done right or wrong but the one area we tackled looks better, and the branches we left  have two chances...will either flourish or be finished. Time will tell. Then today, as there was a little bit of sun for an hour I then spent time cutting up and bagging all the stuff we cut back yesterday. We do live in a semi mind you and the newly exposed fence right next to the house makes us feel a little overlooked...but who cares, we don't really get up to anything the neighbours would be shocked by!

4 comments:

Nana Go-Go said...

If it flowers before June, don't prune!!You're doing the right thing by 'chunking' the garden. You'll have it looking spic and span before you know it.x

Cro Magnon said...

Most plants appreciate a good haircut. I know very little about flowers, or flowering shrubs, but my drastic pruning never seems to harm anything. If I didn't do it, I'd be swamped!

libby said...

Nana, sounds like good advice, I imagine your garden to be lovely.
Cro, my thoughts exactly.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Are you sure? I heard that you host dinner parties that end with car keys being thrown in a fruit bowl!