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  • Starting the Big Tidy Up

    17th February 2011In The GardenStephanie Donaldson
    This rather bare patch of ground represents a day's work.  I've removed most of the autumn leaves and uprooted the over enthusiastic wild strawberries

    This rather bare patch of ground represents a day’s work. I’ve removed most of the autumn leaves and uprooted the over enthusiastic wild strawberries

    I could stand it no longer!  Everything in the garden looked SUCH A MESS that I decided I had to make a start on some tidying and take the risk of more cold weather.  I began with the woodland area beneath the tulip tree where the matted mass of leaves was concealing cyclamen, snowdrops, lots of self-sown tulipa sylvestris (hooray!) and hellebores.  It was an area that had been overrun with wild strawberries that were threatening to choke out everything else, so  they have been severely reduced and I’m sure the whole area will look much better for this, especially when I have added a mulch of bark in a couple of weeks.

    Tidying up revealed large clusters of Tulipa sylvestris leaves - flowers will follow later this month

    Tidying up revealed large clusters of Tulipa sylvestris leaves – flowers will follow later this month

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