Between hefting a pot and plants on two buses yesterday and pushing a mower through thick weeds today- I’m definitely getting my exercise.
Besides the usual moving pots and bags and benches to get at the grass and weeds, there was also a lot of hand pulling to do, because certain weeds get really woody with time and rain, and the mower just can’t do it.
I did a pretty good job in most of the beds, moving things around and just getting on with it. There was one major problem though.
This- is mint. Growing completely feral behind the sunny herb patch. This is mint of a species I have not planted in 4 years.
Oh man you just cannot kill this stuff! I’m both mad and in awe!
I can’t kill it- but it can kill my mower.
The culprit: a clump of mint root.
Luckily my push mower is pretty basic and cleaning the blades was fairly simple. So crisis averted- but I’m not making the mistake of mowing mint again.
(Mint. Goes. In. Pots!!!)
All in all it was a good afternoon’s work.
Look, the greenhouse bench is no longer on a thicket!
I still have more work to do today- I have to plant the chervil and mint (in. Pots.) but I’m taking a break right now- I’m really tired!