Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary with Plot 5B.
I pulled up the frosted nasturtiums and discovered that some slightly leggy anemones were already coming up among them. All the rubbish went into my new birthday buckets. Pulling on some grass, I also managed to hit myself in the face with a nettle, but fortunately, my face didn’t notice.
The earth was wet and was able to pull up lots of weeds – including thistles that come up with their roots – and make a bit of a difference to the right hand bed. For the most part the verbena, Michaelmas daisies etc can be left uncut as protection for their bases and new growth until spring. I cut the height off the verbena by Mr B’s gate though, because it was leaning all over the place looking messy. The long-serving marigolds and zinnias have finally given into the frost, so they’ve come up too.
Ultimately I was driven home at about the scant 2-hour mark by cold feet and constant drizzle.