Hello Efurryone, Ellwood here on this lovely gardening Thursday.
So! Sometimes gardening means going backwards a bit. What do I mean? Well, sometimes you may already have things growing and you have to take them away and re-organise them. That is just what we are in the process of doing here. Above, you'll see the flower bed that Mom was working on last Fall....in this picture she had just weeded it, but wasn't happy, so this Spring she decided to DIG IT ALL UP...
You might be wondering WHY she did this. Well, even though there were quite a few things growing in that flower bed, IT WAS A MESS!! Mom decided that she wants to get rid of some of the stuff that just was taking over and organise it better so that the good stuff shows up better. So she dug it all out. But to her GREAT SURPRISE, while digging up and turning the earth, she found A TON OF JUNK !! Just look!!
Miles of wire, mountains of bricks (at least 3 wheelbarrows overflowing), pieces of roof tiles and floor tiles, several pounds/kilos of glass shards, plastic, old light switches, and just 'stuff'!! You must understand that once upon a time, where this flower bed now is, there was a barn...but that was many, many years ago (our house is something like 200 years old) and since then they decided to use certain parts of the former barn's foundation as a place for burying junk. (Gee! What a excellent idea...NOT!) Back then people didn't recycle or even think that putting junk in the ground is a stupid idea. Mom was really annoyed to find all this stuff there where her flowers had been (no wonder they weren't looking terribly happy), but was humoured when she uncovered this:
You see what it is? It's a very dirty ceramic dog missing an ear!! It kinda, sorta, but not really looks a little like me!!
We'll keep you posted on how this flower bed is looking now that it is being all replanted. Remember: WATCH THIS SPACE!! And make sure to look at the other gardening posts today of the members of SOFG (see link). Maybe you will be inspired!!