Since then we have cut back, dug out, landscaped and planted. In general a great deal of work has been done to develop and improve the garden, and it's now a much pleasanter place.
One of the big problems with the garden has been weeds.
This particular weed appears in its thousands every spring. I don't know what it's called.
It looks fragile but it has a constitution of iron. It grows everywhere, light or shade. I try to get it before it can seed.
Ten years of pulling it out has reduced it by maybe 10 per cent.
I think there must be lots of weed seeds dormant in the soil.
I don't want to use a weedkiller spray, not for ecological reasons, but just because I don't want to breathe chemicals.
Well, I suppose I'd better get back to my weeding.
Either that, or read my new magazines.