Last week when it was blistering hot I decided to try to tame the garden, we only have a very small patch of grass, but it has not been touched for along while! So I borrowed a strimmer and in the blistering heat I attacked the overlong grass and weeds. Before I knew it Joe and David were out to help which was great, usually they will not leave the computer or the television. Both boys had a good go with the strimmer (supervised of course) and with both boys, Sarah and myself we terminated a lot of weeds, and partially tamed the long grass. The grass was raked, the green wheelie bin filled and now we can actually see the path to the front door!
It was a pleasant surprise for me that they boys were so glad to help, and I’m looking forward to doing more with our small garden now. I’m not a natural gardener, and I worry that half the “weeds” I want to pull up may be flowers and vice versa! I think that I’ll set the boys a learning challenge to find out what in the garden are weeds, and then we’ll set about removing them. We did start pulling out lots of blue coloured plants yesterday as they seem to be taking over the flower beds, but I noticed that the bees seemed to be taking more of an interest in these blooms than anything else, so I changed my mind and decided to leave them alone. I think I’m going to have to get a book of garden flowers, or more usefully garden weeds!
- How to Control Weeds in Flower Beds (proflowers.com)
- These are the good ole days (randomthoughtsfrommidlife.wordpress.com)
- Weeds Weeds Weeds (waterloogardens.wordpress.com)
- Slugs, seeds and spiky stems, what should you tackle in your garden? – Interview with Toby Buckland (ratedpeople.com)
- Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow… (framebyframestyle.com)
- A new approach to the garden (nodamnblog.wordpress.com)
- I love gardens! (lexokat.wordpress.com)
- Sweet Garden Dreams (buriedwithchildren.com)
- Sidetracks and Distractions. (gillianbrazier.wordpress.com)