I am trying to tidy the garden up. We are a bit tight for money this month and I want to plant lots of bulbs. Instead I am tidying and keeping busy, let's be honest the garden is a weed haven and a total mess so I have a lot to do.
Clearing this border however I have made a very important discovery. That mint is trying to take over the world, one border at a time.
Two years ago I planted out a very sad and mainly dead supermarket mint plant. I did not think it was going to survive or the consequences of my naive action. It did survive and it did grow and grow. I then cleared the border down that year and the next it came back stronger.
This year it was at its finest. Now admittedly I did just let it grow. The children loved the smell as did I. They were picking it, making mud pies with it, it was a source of fun. Then the flowers came out and the bees and pollinators were in heaven the whole border was alive, I had to keep it.
I have now dug it up and it's taken half my garden waste bin and the roots are spectacular. I am digging the border over a few times to try and get out as much of the roots as possible. Though I know it will come back again.
Next year I will not let it grow at all, as I want this to be a proper herb border. I will post about that when I plant it. Look at what I found hiding beneath the mint. The poor Rosemary trying to grow big and strong under the mint.
So lesson learnt I will plant a pot of mint on the end and then it can not take over the border again. But it will be a big pot as I do love a pimms.