|I've even got the perfect spot to put it, relatively close to the larger two plants. It means moving these bearded Iris. They didn't bloom last year and they're not looking very promising this year either. They want more water I think.|
So those were my top priorities. However, the day before yesterday my husband started one of the projects on his list. It's a project that benefits me, a new compost bin to replace the compost tumbler that had literally disintegrated over time, discarded during last year's home remodel. While I'm very appreciative, the issue is that the compost bin is slated to go next to my garden workbench.
|And that spot is currently occupied by a pile of cement pavers removed from the back patio when our kitchen was extended. They have to be moved and my husband wants to store them behind the garage, already occupied with other stuff.|
My husband started to move the stone we'd saved when our indoor barbeque was demolished last year so he could put the pavers behind the garage for the time being. That meant finding new homes for the stone, which isn't something I'd made much progress doing.
|I'd laid several of the flatter stones in a muddy spot along this path with the intent of digging them into place but I hadn't gotten to that yet. My husband decided to extend my little patch of stone (without prior discussion).|
|The problem with that is that it covers a nice mossy stretch of path, which I'd prefer not to do. So now I need to find someplace else to move all the small flat stones he'd added.|
|Some of the larger stones will go into the moderate front slope to allow a degree of terracing. I have to clean up and clear out some plants, including the poorly performing roses and a mass of horrid asparagus fern before we take that plan too far.|
|Some stone will go on the back slope too but first I need to clean out another mass of Centranthus seedlings that have spilled into the pathway here|
The tasks related to shifting the stone now have priority over my original plans, although I'm still hoping to work in a few mail orders for new plants along the way. My inventory of what needs doing yesterday also reminded me that I have other no-fun tasks I need to tackle sooner rather than later.
|For some reason, Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass) seedlings exploded in the areas between the stone pavers in my south side garden this Spring. They're much more difficult to pull than the seedlings that pop up in open areas!|
|And then there's the gopher problem...I pushed dryer sheets into its burrow (visible on the right below the Aeonium arboreum) and I've seen no further activity but I've no idea if he moved out, or simply moved elsewhere.|
I hope you're finding ways to stay productive in some capacity during this most unusual of times. And I hope at least some your projects are fun! Take care all!
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