Whilst out in the garden this evening, I decided to start digging part of the ground where the lawn used to be – in readiness for the tomatoes to go in sometime next month. In the process, I noticed couch grass roots, which I duly extracted from the soil. So far so good.
Then I noticed some bigger roots. Mmm, this looked as though it could have been a monster of a couch grass to my naive gardening mind and so I pulled. And I pulled. And I pulled.
When the blackberry bush started to sway and it couldn’t have been because of the wind – there was none – I realised my mistake. These roots belonged to the blackberry bush.
Fingers crossed this little pile of couch grass roots and something much less menacing will not lead to the demise of the blackberry bush. I already made a mistake in pruning it too late and not necessarily sufficiently, earlier in the year, so it is going to need lots of tender loving care from now on, methinks.
Oh well, I have also carried out some more productive work this evening. This includes sowing purple sprouting broccoli in between the broad beans and cauliflower in between the turnips. My thinking is that these will not need the space until the earlier sown vegetables are out of the ground. Another case of fingers crossed but all being well not a damaging adventure!