The weather has finally turned and temperatures are close to normal. My tender plants have been able to transition to outside with a few exceptions.
The good news is that cooler temps are good for weeding and generally taking stock of what’s where and what needs to be gone.
So here we go, six weedy things on a Saturday.
1. Aguga reptans Bronze Beauty. The evil spawn of a cute little 6 pack purchased many years ago as a ‘manageable groundcover’. It now covers all available bare ground and has happily naturalised in my so-called lawn, creating purple polka dots 5 feet in diameter.
2. Ground ivy, its weedy cousin, has escaped its natural habitat in the lawn and now has a stranglehold on the harder to reach areas, popping up allover the borders especially behind thorny things.
3. Heartsease, which arrived one summer to my great delight. It is very pretty and a useful herb. (If one could ever take enough time off from weeding to study and make use of it).
4. Golden Spirea has joined its friend Ajuga in the escape from the border and plans on world domination.
5. Beautiful in early spring. Wild violets grow huge leaves by July. Their grip on the soil makes them almost impossible to remove.
6. And finally some sort of salvia. Given to me as a solution to a hot dry bank it prefers the greenest and most perfect part of the lawn, where it most resembles a pile of poop,until it throws up a flower stem or 2 in June.
They say the garden reflects the personality of the gardener. Tough as nails, hard to get rid of, obstinate, makes her own rules……they might be right! View more gardens and personalities in thw comments section of your host the Propagator himself.