HYDRANGEAS & GARDEN UPDATE
Hydrangea paniculata looking particularly lovely…
taking on its autumn hue
So is Hydrangea macrophylla below.
AND I am loosing the groundcover war @ the Mourning Bench.
Some critter is digging up all my transplants and I have to fix them every morning. I have resorted to laying chicken wire over the lot & hope it deters whatever. My guess is a racoon digging for the worms in the compost I spread.
Perennials need so much maintenance.I think I remember why I thought the vinca could take over!! I cannot spend every day replanting & trying to save what has been dug up with so many other tasks to attend to. AND, I am directed to economise and unfortunately gardening help is very low on the list of priorities. Good thing is, I am getting into shape.
The Perilla I allowed to stay…
MUST be out of here before it sets seed. So far I have loaded the ‘dump truck’ and I am not done yet.
It served its purpose ; which was to shade to roots of the clematis planted around the perimeter of this garden room.; and, with no effort from me , will return again next year so will the cleome. My garden philosophy is to let the self seeders do their thing. I can look after the shrubs & clematis. When this part of the garden, The Viburnum Court, is between bloom & berries, the clematis, perilla & cleome really liven it up; then the perilla & cleome take over & keep it ‘furnished’ till the berries show.
What I did Labour Day Weekend… below
I really like it , It just recedes into the background without calling any attention to itself.
The To Do list gets another check mark.
And finally… more plants I will be rushing to banish before they set their seed. But oh, the butterflies & Hummingbirds.
not to mention I love the colours!!
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