With the advent of warm weather a lot of plants are putting on major growth spurts and suddenly I have a variety of issues with plants not just rubbing elbows but actually swamping one another. The worst culprit is Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset'.
In another case, two plants jockeying for space appear to be equally culpable of crowded one another.
|Both Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt' and Salvia lanceolata slowly merged while I wasn't watching. I'm not sure what to do about this. I love both plants but I'm not sure how I feel about the combination.|
My Echium webbii has exceeded expectations with respect to its growth, although the problem is only evident on one side.
Other areas requiring some form of adjustment include the following:
|The only thing this Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi Verde' is crowding is the flagstone path on the left. As soon as it's done blooming I'll replant from cuttings.|
|A noID Wisteria is creeping up behind the Mexican feather grass here, and climbing up the side of the screened catio. This is an annual problem. I've been trying to remove the Wisteria since we moved in 10 years ago but the roots must extend under the house. I'll be cutting it down to the ground again this year, digging up the roots I can get to.|
A gardener's work is never done. Adjustments are a continuous process. Problems crop up everywhere.
|This bunny is part of a legion that have appeared every spring for the past few years. I don't even try to manage them, relying on the coyotes to send them packing.|
Whatever problems you may have in your garden, I hope they're manageable. Best wishes for a pleasant weekend.
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