When we came back from Cornwall just over a week ago, the front garden greeted us as follows.
To be frank, I was a little embarrassed. I’d forgotten about dandelions being impervious to smothering and hadn’t reckoned on cats being attracted to the manure. On the positive side, the phacelia was starting to grow, so I was hoping that would soon be covering up unwanted growth and feline offerings.
A week on, I have bought some pepper and sprinkled it liberally over the garden – and removed the cats’ poo. Thank goodness motherhood has somewhat inoculated me against the revulsion to matters body physical.
And my lovely phacelia is growing more quickly than the dandelions. It was sown over the whole area but not come up everywhere. That’s okay, though, as I am going to sow another green manure in the near future, so there should be flowers aplenty over the summer – and all keeping the manure and cardboard in place.