Let's spit in the hands and start work again. It is the time...
... when garden centres earn a lot of money with us :o)...
... because we just can't withstand such beautiful flowers after a long winter time.
But first... we had to create new space. The Forsythia is tearing at my nerves for over 10 years (am I not a patient woman *LoL*). It didn't grow nicely nor does it flower beautifully. After reading that not even the bees visit their flowers, I had no more scruples to tear it out. Yes, you can call me a plant killer if you like to do so, but I'm not going to join a self-help-group because of that. Only the birds loved this Forsythia because they could sit in it nicely. But well, there are a lot more shrubs and trees for just sitting around, guys. The little shrub just beside the little pond had to vanish too. It produces red berries but I never saw a bird picking on them... and I really didn't like this shrub at all. So this corner of my garden definitely needed a facelift.
...this lovely Hydrangea. Only at home I noticed that those colours could lead to eye cancer: the orange of the maple and this bluegreen of the Hydrangea... how strange is this! Anyway, I just give it a try and if it doesn't work I have to replant it somewhere else. Yes, as you can see, I can occupy myself rather well in the garden :o).
Then I started to dig out and plant. No of course not with this little shovel, I need boys toys like a pick and a spade. Where there is a woman, a will and a garden project, there is a way... the Forsythia had no chance at all.
I had some onlookers.
Those two weren't shy at all. They were only 2 or 3 meters away from me, where I was digging and fighting with the roots of the Forsythia. I really don't want to know what was going on in their minds watching me.
Carmen, Caro and Monika: Look, the heart is hanging! But I'm not sure yet whether this is the right place for it. Oh, please, ignore the flower basket. I have to stuff moss into it, so that it won't look so untidy.
Well, Head gardener Noah arrives on the spot... his look doesn't promise good things.
A big belly rub did put him into a better mood.
Or was it the Nuthatch, who looked very promising as a desert? Of course he didn't catch the Nuthatch. This bird is too clever for my little tomcat.
Yesterday we finally could see the sun again... well for just half an hour or so and then it poured down again. But this time I didn't complain about it because the plants I just put into the soil must have enjoyed it. Photos from the updated spot I will show as soon as the first foliages are out, at the moment it looks rather bare.
Habt noch eine gute Woche und viel Spass beim Wühlen in der Erde!
Have a lovely rest of the week and enjoy digging in the garden!
P.S.: Ich werde zurzeit von Spams überflutet und habe mich daher entschieden den Sicherheitscode wieder in den Kommentaren einzufügen. Es tut mir leid für Euch alle, aber einige Idioten scheinen sich einfach nicht an die Regel des Anstandes halten zu können.
P.S.: I had to put in the safety check in the comments again because I'm getting so many Spams. I'm sorry for all of you but some idiots can't follow rules of decency.