With all the rain we’ve had these last two months, the garden is growing with a ferocity that I’ve never seen before – the Hollyhocks are easily 7 and 8 feet tall – I have an Echinacea that snarls at me when I go by, and the 4 foot tall statue of a heron that I bought in the spring has completely disappeared in the overgrowth!
In my case, it’s only going to get more extreme. I was mixing some fertilizer up – the kind you dilute in water – for the new cedar hedge we planted this year. It’s been growing really well – but I wanted to get one more feeding in before the rest of the summer. My method is to fill a large tub with water, mix in the fertilizer, and scoop out bucketfuls for each tree (30 of them!). I was measuring out the fertilizer into the full tub of water when an incident required my immediate attention and action. This is what we call a “dog story” in my house. I charge off, fix the problem at hand, and when I return – where’s the fertilizer? Yes – I had dropped it – straight into the tub of water, mixing up about a year’s supply.
So I did a lot of fertilizing, things I did not intend to fertilize, including a big patch of the lawn where I finally dumped the remainder of the tub out.
I guess I’d better go sharpen up the lawn mower!
BTW – isn’t the Hollyhock a wonderful colour? I’d love to reproduce that shading of colour on a bead!!!