I’d been looking at the front garden for a long time, aware that it needed some sorting out. The frost and low temperatures (occasional) had left the borage in a sorry state and there were weeds aplenty.
As it turned out, not only did I cut out the dead borage branches – leaving the green ones as they still had flowers on them – and remove lots of weeding, but I pulled up a fair amount of clover. This I had sown in the summer of 2015 as ground cover, while I worked out what I wanted to plant of a more permanent nature.
I still haven’t actually decided what to plant in its stead but I wanted it out before it became unmanageable. So, now that area is covered in cardboard to keep the weeds off over the winter.
As already mentioned, the borage is still in flower. However, that is not the only plant with any blooms. In tidying up the marigolds which were mostly dead, I noticed I had cut off a flower which was about to open.
Now, haven’t I just mentioned that we have had some frost and low temperatures? Notwithstanding, the marigolds are growing new shoots and leaves as well as, apparently, flowers. In addition, the snowdrops seem to be poking above ground. Not sure they should be doing that in early December, but watch this space!