Silene dioica, more commonly known as Red Campion, has been gradually taking over the front garden since I threw a packet of seeds down, not expected them to come to much. Seeds sown directly into my soil rarely do for me.
Having decided it was not the right location for this flower, I was already of a mind to dig it out. Then I needed the space for all my Summerfield Nursery purchases. The last of these was the Japanese anemone ‘September Charm’, chosen by my daughter.
In sorting out the spot for it, I discovered to my dismay that one of the hellebores that I bought in February has disappeared. Subsumed by the rampant Red Campion methinks. At least, I still have another.
Also disappointing is my knocking the flowers off the Kniphofia in trying to wrestle the rather stubborn Red Campion roots out of the ground. I had enjoyed seeing these fiery red heads when I opened the curtains in the morning.
Oh well, at least I didn’t damage the rest of the plant and a bucketful of unwanted greenery has filled up the Green Johanna. Just in time to go with the kitchen waste friends brought round this lunchtime.
Other good news is that I have finally been approached by someone else in my village through sharewaste.com. Thank goodness the Green Johanna is always hungry, helped along by my turning it every day or so with the stick that comes with the bin.