After that, pull out the big weeds, trim over-growth and thin out clump growing items. Those items do go into the compost after being mowed up. We are now in agreement on compost in general, and Honey is even learning more about it. A big step forward, is what I'm sayin!
One of the areas that needed a lot of work was the raspberries. I had originally made a border where bricks (you need lots for this, and we did not have that many) are laid in a sideways overlay. It looks wonderful, but I ran out of bricks about half way through. This unfinished border had been an eye-sore for a couple of years, but no longer.
It was time to use what I had, and make it work. Now the border is finished. Not as pretty as an overlay would be, but that's OK. The border is for me, because I already know that those raspberries will not mind. They will not stay in a predetermined area, because nature has other ideas. With a defined border, anything growing out or up from this marked area, will be removed. Otherwise we would be up to raspberry brambles in no time!
New, compost filled boundaries.
Lots of piles were made in the process, they will be mowed up, and added to the compost area along with some shredded brown paper and or newspaper. A couple of quick turns to mix with the veggies etc, will be needed.
Bleeding Heart, is in bloom.
Citronella is coming back.
And the red leaf maple bird condo is about ready to burst open with beautiful color!
And yes, we have rhubarb.
So, now how about that front yard?!
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