I have planted four more trugs between rain showers. The mini plugs – salvia officialls, aquilegia vulgaris, delphiium elatum – that arrived through the post have helped me fill the trugs with the two gogi shrubs and the two osteospermum.
It wasn’t dry enough to spend long outside and I can see lots needing tidied. I added lots of gravel and the granules which hold water to keep the plants hydrated. And it’s rained a lot today so the plants have gotten a good wetting.
We left the grass in a no-mow May ideal but I can’t stand to leave it any longer. Poop patrol arguments ensue… and the battery depleted really quickly. Think the lawnmower shops will have a lot of mowers in for repairs if everyone has grass as long as ours after only two weeks! Buttercups and dandelions and daisies gone mad!
I hope it is drier tomorrow so that the remaining plugs get places to grow, but there are a couple of yellows and pinks to locate. They might look good with the dark tulips? Definitely I can do a bit of clearing again. Housekeeping is the biggest task in the garden I keep saying… I mean it!