I still don't like very hot weather, so I wander out into the garden early in the morning and in the evening, when it is a bit cooler. This morning I was outside with the cafetiere at 7 a.m., taking a few minutes to enjoy the peace and quiet of early morning before getting down to an hour of dead-heading and cutting back.
Last weekend I spent a strenuous few days attempting to renovate a patch of lawn that is taking it's last few gasps of breath. Yes, it probably is the worst possible time to make the effort, but I simply couldn't continue to put up with the desperate state of the grass. So I scarified, aerated, brushed in top soil and ant powder and scattered seed. Now, of course, I am having to thoroughly water every evening and cross my fingers to hope that the seeds germinate.
Tasks for today, already completed !
- Dead-headed the roses and the garden pinks
- Cut back the lupins and delphiniums to ground level, in the hope and expectation of a second growth for later flowers.
- Spread ant powder and organic anti-slug and snail gel around susceptible plants
- Clipped the aubretia with the garden shears