Windy!

Yesterday was very windy – it looked fantastic but felt very cold once you got outside.  It was, at most, 5C (41F) and the winds were just over 40 MPH.  It’s quite difficult to convey a very windy day on camera so you will have to take my word for it.

I know it doesn't look windy - but it really was
I know it doesn’t look windy – but it really was
Pine and sycamore trees
Pine and sycamore trees
White horses
White horses

I really need to do some work in the garden but there isn’t much point while it’s so windy.  Just small jobs like raking leaves, deadheading roses and hydrangeas and sorting out some of the flowerbeds.

I did a REALLY good job of weeding this bed a couple of months ago - but I need to do it again
I did a REALLY good job of weeding this bed a couple of months ago – but I need to do it again
The leaves have all blown to random spots in the garden
The leaves have all blown to random spots in the garden
I need to clear these leaves
I need to clear these leaves
The terrace is a bit more sheltered (still needs weeding and deadheading)
The terrace is a bit more sheltered (still needs weeding and deadheading)
My wildflower meadow is overrun with bloody geraniums.  These are AWFUL to get out
My wildflower meadow is overrun with bloody geraniums. These are AWFUL to get out

One thing I have noticed, looking round the garden, is just how many geraniums we have coming through.  These are horrible to get out as their tubers spread deep underground – the weed geraniums don’t even flower nicely.  I’m not sure exactly what to do about my wildflower meadow – I always said I would never use weedkiller there (as wildflowers are weeds, basically, so it would kill off the whole patch) but I’m not convinced that digging the geraniums up will be terribly effective.

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