|Herbaceous Border (L) Before|
On the herbaceous border the blooms are fading and the foliage is dying back signalling that it is time to remove all the annuals and cut the perennials back.
|Herbaceous Border (R) Before|
|Birch Basket Support|
Before the border can be cut back all the wooden supports that were made seven months ago, see blog entry 30th April 'Birch Plant Supports', need to be removed. The birch baskets and hazel stakes are taken to the chipper pile for chipping and the bamboo canes to the wood store for future use.
|Off To The Chipper And Wood Store|
|Cutting Down and Raking|
Yesterday all the supports were removed so the cut down and tidy up could begin first thing this morning. Working together, all the team were involved cutting down the perennials with hedge cutters, raking off the debris and blowing off the leaves from the border, loading the debris and leaves in to the trailer and transporting it all to the compost heap.
|Blowing Off The Leaves|
|Debris and Leaves|
|Herbaceous Border (L) After|
|Herbaceous Border (R) After|