After getting sidetracked on Friday, I was going to finish the job of clearing the ground for our bikes on Monday. But being a master of procrastination, late this afternoon I somehow found time to get out into the garden and do some digging.
The upshot was two mounds of dandelion leaves, crocosmia, self-seeded brambles and bits of hawthorn. One bit of the latter had berries on it, so I’ve left that available for the birds. Then it can go in my next hugel bed, which all being well will be prepared in about a month’s time.
As for the crocosmia, they have been strewn about the front garden. My dad took a clump of mine a few years ago and accidentally dropped some corms. Result: a whole bed of the stuff. So, when I say ‘strewn about’ I really mean carefully placed at the back of the front garden. Just not dug in.
If they die, I will be happy to be rid of a bit of a gardening headache. If they live, they will fill some ground that will otherwise be hard to cultivate. I’ll let you know next year.