Clearing the path

Last year, between two of the stones that constitute the garden path, there was an interesting collection of plants: brambles, silver birch and dandelion. Needless to say, I didn’t plant any of them and didn’t want them there.

At the same time, I had put off doing anything about them – until I already had the spade out today to remove bluebells from a spot where the rose bush is going to move to.


Instead, the leaves are now in the compost bin to add nutrients the accompanying roots had brought up from the subsoil. And I feel I’m shaping the garden, even while waiting for more annuals to go out and crops to be ready to come in.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to Clearing the path

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how things grow so well in areas where you don’t want them to!

  2. Kalamain says:

    I agree with Julie above… I have found that some plants do even better at germinating in places you don’t want them than they do where DO want them… **I’m looking at my Holly on this one!** Grrr!

    Having said that… I still like the fact that thyme grows so well in between paving stones!

  3. Awesome update thank you for sharing Helen i got a lot of self seed plants that need moving along with the weeds got get back into the garden i am having battles with pc or garden and the greenhouse have a blessed day

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