Hello and welcome ....

....to some pictures and a little text in which we follow the activities of a barely competent gardener as he struggles to wrench back control of his patch from the forces of Mother Nature's feral twin sister.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Self Seeders

First job of the new year - get rid of the self seeded trees. There are two large sycamores in the garden next door at the front. At the back it's an ash. One way or another there is never a shortage of baby trees pushing their way up where they're not wanted. And having had 18 months to get a hold some of them are five or six feet high and the roots go very deep. Today I removed the smaller sycamores from the front garden.

There's not much to look at at the noment so here's some dead leaves. Cool.


  1. Snap ~ I have both these pests plus a horse chestnut too :) Good luck with the extractions!

  2. I've found you through "shirls garden watch",I'll keep following you through the seasons.