Sunday, 16 August 2009

Moment of Enthusiasm

It might not be exciting news but in a rare and rash moment of gardening enthusiasm (have to make the most of it) I have dug out the yellow loosestrife and replanted as above. The gigantic clump of loosestrife must have been there at least thirty years, so it was a bold move on my part. Have planted an allegedly hardy dahlia, crocosmia, oregano or something else purple, red lobelia, agapanthus and abelia. We'll see what happens. I hope it won't all die in a cold winter but I dare say the tough old loosetrife will reappear anyway.
Reading: Re-reading Angela's Ashes at the moment. Not quite as harrowing the second time around as you know what tragedies are going to happen.
Surfing: encouraged to see that Tropical Connections and Paris Imperfect have been bought by libraries in the USA and Australia.
Kitten, now cat, staying again and very keen on catching minute baby voles and bringing them indoors to play with. I am less keen.

7 comments:

sablonneuse said...

So pleased your books are gaining a wide audience. My husband read two of them while in hospital.
Cats can be a bit over the top when it comes to bringing their prey home. It's birds and rabbits with ours. . . .

callmemadam said...

Well done in the garden, I admire your energy. I've just slashed a huge clump of the loosestrife to the ground. It's in a ring around a tree, so would be hard to get out (my excuse).

Debs said...

It must have been hard work moving those plants, but they do look lovely.

I wish my dog would catch the mole devastating our garden. We've just noticed two rabbits and a few warrens too. Pretty to look at but not so good for the garden.

Susie Vereker said...

I have to admit I had some help with half the digging out. I needed it as I also removed most of the aged day-lily clump and the roots/corms were incredibly tough.

Jan Jones said...

New bed looks lovely, Susie. Bet you needed a long, relaxing soak after all that, though!

Rattling On said...

You have definitely got an eye for planting, it looks great and if it's een there ages.
You're just short of a couple of flamingoes to finish it off!

Susie Vereker said...

Well, you see, I didn't dig up the sedum and blue daisies that grow on the very edge of the bed. In order to avoid photographing the brown earth with a few new plants looking rather sparse, I knelt down - so the pic is a bit of a cheat. Actually, now the jungly bit has gone the remaining flowers and shrubs do look better.