My Parent’s Garden
Another visit to my parents and of course for a bit of weeding… The only problem was, after putting my kneeling mat and hand fork in a bag (I think I managed to throw my trowel away last weekend!) I promptly forgot to pick the bag up with me as I rushed out the house.
However, I did manage to remember the choc au pain my brother had left the night before! Mmmm yum! 🙂
As I waited for mum to arrive (after having failing to tell me she had a nail appointment) and my brother was nowhere to be found I tootled around the garden taking photos, attempting to chase Butterflies but failing miserably and watching the birds. Eventually I heard the sound of a hairdryer in the distance as my brother arrived on his scooter – ha ha. And a little later, mum also arrived. We had a full house as my uncle was also fitting their bathroom.
Ma and Pa quickly forgot about me, and very kindly, my brother picked up a trowel for me from the town centre as he went out for naughty pizza 😀 (shhh, it’s the real reason we visit my parents, but don’t tell them that!) so I set about weeding and fought another battle with some couch grass, which I have no hope of eradicating unless I dig up their entire border.
I should probably show you the Forget-me-not borders… After all, they are the stars. There’s a number of areas there they’ve taken over, but this one is by far the pinnacle. In total it’s probably around 10m of pure F-M-N.
Unfortunately, dad took it upon himself a few weeks ago to weed killer all the Honesty plants… I’ve no idea why he did this. I’d planned to steal some for my garden. But thankfully one survived, at least. And even better, a white one!
Mum’s Peony is also opening, this Peony is around 100 years old as it was, I believe my mum’s granddad’s. Which was perhaps also passed down to him. Understandably mum also wants me to have some of it. Not a fan of Peonies, so I’ve never tried to take a cutting, but for heritage’s sake I think it would be wise if I did.
There’s a rather beautiful Clematis Montana ? coming through from the neighbour’s garden. It’s creeping up the Hawthorn and Lilac tree. I think it might even attempt to jump across to the apple tree too. I just wish I could see some of the blooms at eye-level rather than high above.