Ok it’s back and found me on my knees on the neighbours driveway pulling out my most fiendish garden nemesis. I just went out to take the garden waste bin for collection (neighbour lets me use her drive as it doesn’t have the obstacles of steps) and I wasn’t exactly dressed or equipped with any gloves or secateurs to pull out anything and there has been masses growing among my daffodil leaves, under the phormium and among the ivy! Not yet ‘frondy’, the first spears of mares tail, dragons tale or insidious menace you want to call it: my nemesis is back! My weekend will see some burning? Or culling!
I went out the front after dinner with my secateurs! I chatted with the end of the back garden neighbour and found out he was very disgruntled about the way his landlords contractor repaired the fence we share. We don’t even have to get involved!
He said he was jealous of our garden size and knowing how small his rear garden actually must be, I can understand his garden envy. New builds often have the smallest outdoor spaces and I reckon that happened with their house. However ours involves a lot of work, which sometimes is beyond me.
In fact a rather excessive spend on my credit card has seen lots of plants arriving which I need to allocate to areas and start digging! I’m feeling tired again!