The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4068556
Posted By: Charmion
16-Aug-20 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
It is raining in Stratford, praise be to whoever.

Helena the Garden Goddess — tall, robust, tanned and Dutch — descended on us on Thursday with two cubic metres of mulch, a truckload of Tri-Mix soil amendment, and a crew of well-trained high-school girls, each with her own pick and shovel, who almost literally whipped the property into shape in three hours flat. They double-dug and raked, weeded and planted, and then laid a thick coat of mulch over the whole achievement. We now have a low hedge of box, rather a lot of hydrangeas, three Roses of Sharon, a flowering dogwood and something called a weeping pine, plus at least a dozen heucherae and three dwarf cypresses, where before was wreckage and bald dirt.

Now all I have to do is keep it all hydrated until the autumnal rains set in. Since the Garden Nymphs drove off in a cloud of sweat and diesel exhaust, I have been hauling hoses and lawn sprinklers about, and I badly need a day off.

I hope it rains all week.