Having spent four or five hours this week getting the new garden bed into shape, this morning I went volunteering with the Friends of the Fells and weeded in the woods — pulling up invasive garlic mustard. This has the salutary characteristic of shallow roots, so it’s easy to pull, but the stuff is seriously prolific. Our group made a respectable dent in the patch, but we could have spent all day at it.
My new garden is much bigger than last year’s, and had gone a while without attention. The previous caretaker left me with mint (yay…?), sage, loads of opportunistic garlic, which I tried to leave in place, and what might be some marigolds. The before and after:
Now for the fun part!