It's amazing how creative I can be when it comes to making excuses not to do the gardening. Mostly I rely on the weather to back me up - it's too wet, too windy, too cold, too hot. This week has been a gloriously hot and sunny one and guilt about the garden has finally caught up with me. The flower beds are full of willow herb, moss and grass, so some action was needed.
My usual excuse for it being too hot might be worth a try but the guilt won in the end. So this week I've been out in the garden having a good tidy up and do you know what, I've really enjoyed it!
I made a point of starting early before the sun was too scorching and I was surprised at how much progress I was able to make each day. Just goes to show what you can do if you make an effort.
The garden is looking so much tidier and weed free. The flower beds, now stripped of the weeds, don't look as green as they were, so there are a few gaps that look a bit bare. But on the whole it's been very satisfying. I don't have much in bloom at the moment but here's a few photos of what there is.
I don't think I'll ever be a true gardener, but my fingers do feel just a touch greener this week.