Trying out those gloves!

I did mostly spiky stuff to try them out but it’s damp out. Someone said it’s going to be wet all week? No! That’s not good. The gloves aren’t waterproof. And I exterminates several chunky brambles!

Those are all spiky!

It’s been a stop/start kind of day. But at the end of it I have cleared a lot of things I don’t want. The bush I tackled looks like a boring old privet so it will be pruned back hard. Like the bush with orange berries, that’s going too! But I planted a red cordeline next to the transplanted heuchera and that area just needed a fake stone robin as a finishing touch. In the world of an MSer days can get hard unless you can stagger them so doing something different in the garden in short bursts helps me to feel like I am achieving things.

Too much pyracantha for the bin!
I love the burgundy colours against the green.

Rain and Thunder

I got myself up and out. Homeschool is in progress as well. The plan for my little one to go back two days a week has been halted in its tracks. It was a plan, she misses school and I worry how much they are falling behind… I could also start work in July. It’s a world of uncertainty but things are happening to help the economy. Not quite stopping Covid but the Government are talking money again!

Hence the reason for gardening. It stops me getting angry at the headlines. It took a footballer to get the Government to feed children over the summer holidays after many signed his petition but it was another Uturn. One of many… So I also pulled some more ivy off the fence. Brambles were coming through it…

Salvia and heuchera planted where the dog was lying.

The dog was sleeping in my flower bed this morning so it got planted with the passionflower, red cordeline, heuchera and a salvia that will hopefully get rained on later. And stop being used as a couch? It’s thunder season. Good for shouting out frustration while nobody hears you?

A non flower bed resting place!