Well ... the pressure is ON ... this is the only day (Saturday's forecast changed of course .. argh!),
We have to do the back garden clean up !
There was a hard frost last night and it is still chilly out .. a balmy? -2 in fact at 9 AM.
So .. we are waiting a little bit before bundling up and trying to get this mission done.
Usually I don't do an intense Fall clean up ... I leave the leaves on the border gardens to comfort them through winter.
BUT .. after all these years I have wondered if that was right when I see how leaves block moisture to the ground and keep said ground and plants "frozen" longer with that smothering insulation, as Spring try's it's best to arrive.
Therefore knowing how "antsy" I was to try out a new method, Garden PA was SO sweet and picked up mulch, plus dirt (to fill in lean areas) to see if my theory might just be the right one for the garden.
I really want to get this done and see next Spring if I see a difference.
I wanted to find one of my pictures to illustrate the garden going to bed.
I dug up an old one with a sleeping plaster face from Spring, quite a few years ago..but it is cute !
Good night sweet garden ... may your rest be peaceful and you wake up refreshed and beautiful !
Fingers crossed today will go well.
Tomorrow, and a few days hence I am sure, I will moan and groan but it will be worth it ;-)