Last Autumn CC and I planted a new flower bed with perennials etc. and I have been looking forward to seeing the results. But after waiting and hoping I had to admit defeat. There was nothing but one lupin, one heuchera, and one rose (but I had planted the other one upside down!) plus a heck of a lot of weeds. So yesterday, while the sun shone, I weeded the garden and sowed some seeds to (hopefully) make a herb garden. There are more seeds in the pots and we’ve protected them with plastic because the cats have tried to use them as toilets.
In an attempt to put a bit of colour by the patio I planted some tulips and other bulbs in here. Something tells me they shouldn’t be in a straight line though.
Now, my bay tree seems to be suffering as its leaves are turning brown. Is it because there are two many plants at the base? Or do you suppose animals have been nibbling its roots? This is what happened to a fig tree I put in a couple of years ago. It just keeled over because the roots had disappeared.
But to finish on a note of (relative) success, I’m quite pleased with the bank which has been transformed from a jungle of cotoneaster into a rather more interesting rockery.