Clipping the Chinese Ginger Jar.
When I looked up the garden recently, I could see the box topiary ginger jar at the top end of the border round the dead oak, and it was looking decidedly scruffy, time for a hair cut!
I just remembered in time that I ought to take some photos.
The new growth is very yellow, but when you cut back into it, the old leaves are dark green.
The other side.
Looking a bit better.
By this time my back was hurting so I decided to go in for my lunch and finish it in the afternoon. When I turned back and took a photo I saw a bit of a slope that needs correction, should have used a spirit level!
Back rested and fortified by my lunch I soon finished the rest and swept up. I think I have managed to correct the slope!
It now looks a lot better and will last for quite some time, I usually only cut it once a year, but I think , like me it is getting too fat, maybe I’ll tackle it in the autumn! I just have to weed that bed now and smarten up the lawn edges, there’s always something else waiting to be done, but at least now I have plenty of time to do it.
Are you doing more gardening than usual in these strange times?
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