Ribbons and bricks, both raw materials for current projects….
In preparation for getting stuck into the ‘big’ project of wall building and thereby probably neglecting other tasks, I spent a couple of hours today on basic garden housekeeping – sweeping paths, spreading the remaining bags of shreddings along the path in the woodland and moving a few badly positioned plants including Geranium ‘Summer Skies’ which flowered so beautifully but statuesque-ly right at the front of one of the borders and the last of the meadow thalictrum in a neighbouring border which once usefully filled a gap but becomes thuggish in time. The latter is out for good (but will reappear, no doubt), the former moved to the back. The final job before the rain moved in was taking down the brushwood fence behind the bench in the blue and white border, in preparation for The Wall project – the brushwood was only ever meant to be temporary, a quick and cheap boundary until a more permanent material was decided on. Due its roughly north/south alignment a wall is not going to cast too much shadow and will form an attractive boundary to set off the plants in front of it, whereas the reverse will be a useful blank canvas for some future artistic project.