I am aching from head to toe this morning .. sorry no pictures .. once I get the urge to DIG and MOVE .. well .. it is a GOOD thing I don't have a camera in my nasty gloved hands if you know what I mean .. note to self .. "NEED more garden gloves !"
I chopped down a long time plant with stubborn roots that had the worst infestation of aphids I have ever seen .. and since I sent volunteers to my neighbor's side of the fence (thankfully she didn't mind .. at the time) well they were also INFESTED .. so I couldn't do anything about that problem on the other side of the fence .. Heliopsis .. just the run of the mill cultivar .. plain Jane ?
In any case an older plant .. stubborn to leave but finally without breaking the shovel (pitchfork helped a lot too) it was out and in the brown bag for recycle garden waste ..
Next was to sadly cut down my beautiful 10 foot butteryfly bush (Nanho Blue) .. NO ! stop the screaming !! I wasn't getting rid of it .. it was moving into where the buggy heliopsis was (perfect spot ultra sun and SPACE to spread out .. but you have to cut back to a reasonable size for it to transplant with less shock .. so that mission was accomplished with great "Triple Mix" in the mix of things .. fingers crossed it is going to look gorgeous come Spring time when it smiles at me ?
There were an assortment of other shake ups .. Gravetye Beauty clematis to the raised bed to keep ZD climbing rose company (and a huge wow to how much that climbed in its first year !) .. Angel Face rose joined them along with a little mini shrub rose (for which I must find a tage to .. sweet little blooms delicate colours .. yet one tough as boots baby !
I tried moving some ccone flowers that were crowded ... I hope they hang in there ..
I feel guilty for loosing track of "who is who?" .. BIG sigh
Next as I mentioned to Hunky Gardener .. is my wonderful Russian Sage .. new and better location with much more stretching space .. hope to convince the body it can handle the work ?
Pictures later down the road ? .. ouch ouch groan groan ... BIG sigh !