What does your garden look like ... Today?


Colin

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Hi,

We've had lots of rain and now lots of frost but in spite of this weather and me being stubborn I dragged the rotavator up the mountain and rotavated the small wildflower meadow I created last year. First job was to remove the spent flowers and at first I tried using my cordless hedge trimmer but found it quicker to simply use the rake although it was hard work; I then went over with the petrol mower and finally the rotavator; in a few weeks I'll rotavate and rake again then broadcast new wildflower seeds hoping for a similar glorious display of bloom as last year.

I just became so fed up of the dire climate holding me back; the rotavator kept blocking up with wet soil and debris but I didn't care; the wind was bitterly cold and working on the steeply sloping site made the job very hard indeed; raking too was difficult due to the sticky wet soil and again it was bitterly cold but I won in the end.

Kind regards, Colin

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Spent wildflowers looking a mess.

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Raking removed the bulk.

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Looking a lot better after mowing.

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Spent wildflowers.

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Difficult and hard but not impossible.

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Frequent stops to clear the tines using a stick; having started I wasn't going to quit even if it snowed; it sure was cold in the strong wind.

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Balancing the rotavator in order to prevent it heading to the valley bottom; standing upright on this slope is a challenge without trying to do any work. It gives me a great workout.
 
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