I’ll Procrastinate Tomorrow (Maybe)

Putting procrastination off isn’t a bad thing. There are way too many things on my “I’ll get round to it” list and I’ve got to do something about that.

Like that collection of Japanese Anemones that have been lounging about in the cold frame for months, waiting to get into their new home. The destination bed’s dug over. It was dug over ages ago but I’ve been procrastinating, letting it lie fallow for a while to see if any more weeds appear. It seems that the weeds have now withdrawn co-operation and I have no more excuses for delay.

Well the anemone half's been dug over and I've artistically spread some left-over coir in the middle.
Well the anemone half’s been dug over and I’ve artistically spread some left-over coir in the middle.

Ah, yes, but, no, but!

I do have an excuse! I need to resize the bed. Over time it’s gradually become larger and is now in danger of encroaching on the drive in one direction and disappearing under a hedge in another. And it’s edged with plastic – the last bastion of old wavy stuff (not that cheap stuff on a roll but more solid inter-connecting panels) which has been there for so many years that the surrounding ground has risen above it and the grass grows over into the bed.

I’ve tackled a little corner of the front lawn where the same was happening.

Bits of Everedge lying around. Planks covering a hole which will soon receive some sort of plant or other.
Bits of Everedge lying around. Planks covering a hole which will soon receive some sort of plant or other.

That’s the thing with edging – too high and it knackers your mower blades; too low and it soon disappears under a mass of invading lawn. It’s surprising how much the lawn has “risen” in 25 years. I suppose in a couple of thousand some archaeologist will be digging down to our early 21st century dwellings many feet underground.

When I put them into the lawn, this stepping stone and its relations were at soil level! Now an inch lower after a mere 25 years!
When I put them into the lawn, this stepping stone and it’s relations were at soil level! Now an inch lower after a mere 25 years!

But I cannot excuse further delay by the need to acquire replacement Everedge. It’s already here, gathering cobwebs against the conservatory wall where it’s been for over a year already, waiting patiently for me to get round to doing the job I originally bought it for. But I can re-purpose it to the task in hand. And order more to do the job I still have to do when I get past the proctastination stage.

I can't praise Everedge enough. I'm hoping this year that the budget will stretch to completing the run around all the lawns and save me hours of edging next year.
I can’t praise Everedge enough. I’m hoping this year that the budget will stretch to completing the run around all the lawns and save me hours of edging next year.

So it’s “Up and at ’em” time. Procrastination will have to wait for another day.

I just need to think about the new dimensions of the bed. I don’t want to make it too small nor do I want it too big. Hmmmm!

And only part of the bed – half at most – will be devoted to anemones. There will be a patch of nepeta, maybe two or three. And a large patch of begonia semperflorens. So I need to decide the boundaries of the anemone area and install barriers to stop invasive root spread beyond that.

I think I need to think a bit before I get going. But I’ll be busy thinking, not procrastinating.

 

Ever-attentive resident cat knows I'm not procrastinating.
Ever-attentive resident cat knows I’m not procrastinating.

I’ll procrastinate tomorrow.

While procrastinating I’ll admire my aquilegia “Minky”. Nice, compact, reliable. One plant. Was blue last year. Please explain!

It's gone red on one side. Putin's invading my garden!
It’s gone red on one side. Putin’s invading my garden!

 

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