Wordless Wednesday: Laying a New Carpet

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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Laying a New Carpet

  1. Cathy that means. What are you going to plant grass, which I do not think will go with you? Or that you are going to remove those weeds and you are going to plant many plants to form a carpet? I choose the second option. Take care. Greetings from Margarita.

  2. Oooooooh leaf mould or summit else Cathy? It will be much appreciated.

  3. Catherine says:

    A carpet of snowdrops?

    • Lisa says:

      If you leave your mouse over the photo that’s the title, “creating a carpet of snowdrops” so you guessed it! I was wrong. I thought it was newly planted garlic! Or grape hyacinths, but they would have been planted oddly.

      • Cathy says:

        Well spotted, Lisa – I suspect it doesn’t work if people view the post on a mobile or tablet though. I do have some wild garlic in the woodland but am now very careful to cut all the heads off before they go to seed. And I just have muscari in pots now for a similar reason!

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, Catherine, spot on! I have cleared ivy from this area under the holly tree and the soil is much better now there is more light and moisture

  4. smallsunnygarden says:

    A wonderful late winter scene, Cathy! Are you going to add a ground cover amongst your snowdrops and cyclamen? I always had to fight too-vigorous creeping plants from smothering the small bulbs; it would be nice to know some properly restrained growers.

    • Cathy says:

      No, there used to be ivy in this area under the holly tree but I cleared it. I will probably just cover it with chipped bark in due course to try and keep it weed free

  5. Very exciting and it looks like enough plants that it will turn into a carpet quickly!

    • Cathy says:

      I think so – and I will keep adding a few more every now and then. I usually split a clump and replant the new one as one clump but because this is a new area for snowdrops I am planting them in ones and twos to help them spread

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