I have been chopping things down in the garden today, I am dreading trying to get rid of all the holly bush I have hacked down. I have also gone a bit crazy chopping at a tree that is giving too much shade to a large area.
The picture is beech tree seedlings trying to grow. I was hoping that it was monkey puzzle tree, no such luck.
There is also a plant that I have no idea about. It seems to spread under the ground and come up somewhere else... I will take a picture of it another time. It is huge. It is about 1.2m high by 3.5m wide clump. It is taking up too much space.
I planted some of my plants from last years shopping frenzy at Morrisons. Every time I went I bought some plants on their £1 special of the week. Heathers and the such like. I also bought some conifers (dont worry they are dwarf kinds that dont get taller than 1m and the other 1.5m). I will slowly start adding these to the border at the very front of the property.
I still have lots of fire wood to move from the other border, I still have plants to go in there as well.
I have 2 camellias that are in flower, the first is one called Ruby Wedding, it is very pretty. The other one was a bargain £1.75 job from Aldi that I bought and potted on as soon as I got home last summer. I have a few of these ones. They are exceptional bargains and if you have the time to grow them on you will save a fortune. I cant really afford to buy from the garden centres, the camellias would have probably been £10 for the size they have grown to in the past year. Its worth looking when you are shopping, if and when we go back to normal.
I am very anxious at present. I am 500 miles from my parents and the rest of my family, it is weighing heavy on my mind and I feel homesick for a home that no longer exists. I think many people will probably feel like this.
Please stay home.
Be well everyone.