|Two days ago there was no path|
|Trust me, this is the "after" shot.|
So what's the reality and how is it so different? Well for a start I wouldn't exactly describe the garden as "tamed" just yet. Where Peter, Annie et al seemed to have endless days at their disposal for creating their corner of pardise, I'm having to fit it in around 1 and 1/2 jobs and alongside my attempts at breaking into freelance writing. They clearly had some sort of steady but undisclosed financial income to support their new lives; we had to sell our CD collection for our monthly shop. (I'm not complaining, just saying. Well, actually I'm making excuses for not having done the garden properly yet.)
|My favourite little nook. Site of a spring in|
wet weather (see Steve's pics below.)
1. Weeds should be ugly and easily discernible from flowers. We are the proud owners of some very pretty weeds, but they all have to come out apparently.
2. Only one weed at a time per garden. Along with our blue weeds and red weeds we also have bindweed and sticky weed and I only have one pair of hands.
|Just need to train them to only eat the weeds.|
To help reduce the amount of weeding I need to do I've reclassified some borderline weeds. For example Wild Garlic and Wild Strawberries are allowed to grow along my paths so long as they don't mind sacrificing themselves for the odd meal or two. I've also decided that the tall grass with the interesting stem is an "Ornamental Grass" and thus can remain, at least for now.
|Our very own spring; well, occasionally.|