Between a pancake party and seeing friends throughput the weekend, we managed to spend today and yesterday in the garden, clearing our jungle borders. The ivy has been allowed to go awol in the garden.
Before: (and this doesnt really do it justice)
7 hours of back breaking labour later...
Apart from the ivy, its mostly dead so surprisingly easy, and extremely satisfying to up root. We found a way of sort of rolling the ivy up like a rug which worked quite effectively.
I planted some butternut squash seeds from some of our lovely friends. Apparently one seed can give 4 big squashes! so we planted 6 and will weed out the weaklings (mwah ha ha).
I had a go at propogating my bizzy lizzies too. I pulled them out of their teapot and teased them apart to make 3 smaller plants. This is on the advice of my favourite gardener- Alys Fowler. We got her book 'The Thrifty Gardener' from the same friends(again! Thanks guys!). Its great. My mister and I fight over it at bed time.
Im hoping that my dizzy lizzies (as i prefer to call them) survive their rude seperation, and thrive in their new homes on the windowsill!
My body aches all over, and im not going to lie, if something doesn't grow, or my dizzies die i'll have a paddy. I know its ridiculous, but I want to be an instantly good gardener. If my propagating and seed sowing doesnt yield huge mounds of beautiful flowers, i fear i'll never garden again. No, Im not being dramatic.
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