It all starts with soil..... A rather boring photo, yes. But plant health, for me starts with soil. If the soil is dry, lacking nutrients, dead...then so will the plants be.
This garden is a new one for me. It's five years since design completion and sadly the previous gardener...didn't. Garden.
Shrubs cut like hedges, infected plants composted, then put back onto borders, compacted soil, dry, grey....sadness.
Today I spent 3 hrs laying on my stomach clearing out 4-5 yrs worth of debris from under the wisteria (which has mildew and rust)... then added lots of lovely new #Melcourt peat free compost.
Its going to take a good 12-18 months to get this garden back on track... but first, lets get the soil healthy.
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