I had a couple of good sessions in the garden this week, tidying and clearing. There’s plants and shrubs that needed a serious cutback, or moving, ready for new plans for the autumn and spring.
I gave the drive a good prune, I got the saw out! It was mainly I have to admit because my OH was chuntering a bit about his car getting scratched every time he reversed up the drive! To be fair it was getting pretty overgrown!
We have a one ton bag left over from a log delivery and it’s very useful for big pruning sessions, I think I filled it three times! The ceanothus next to the back door has had half a hard prune. It’s been growing further and further out and one day I think it would have a load of snow on it and split, I could see it happening! I decided to preempt it and hard prune half of it this year and if it survives the winter I’ll do the other half next year. It does seem to happily green up from low down the trunk, so hopefully it will thicken up nicely. The bright green twig is a variegated eunonymous that has reverted back to green, so I think I will be pruning that one out too!
The roses are still flowering well (considering the time of year) this one was one of the first David Austin roses we bought, it’s called Jude the Obscure, it’s a lovely soft peach colour. This branch is growing sideways!
I’m amazed how perfect this hosta looks, it must be one of those that slugs don’t like, I just wish I knew the name of this one, I’d get another one! The one next to it is nibbled a bit, whereas the ones at the bottom of the garden are pretty decimated!
The autumn colour is starting to appear, I think we’re in for an early autumn. These acers and cherry in the pots corner are just starting to look autumnal.
I won’t be getting any gardening done this week as I’m on my big walk, but hopefully when I get back I’ll really be able to start putting the garden to bed.