Over the long weekend I decided to freshen up the side garden and I cut two of the five cordyline palm arms. The clay pots keep water from dripping into the trunk. I hope to grow morning glory up them this summer.
As you can see in the before shot, some plants were looking a bit tired and the black mondo grass was taking over. The most winter damaged plants have been the cordyline and the azalea.
Ginger enjoys the revamped area as its a sun trap for him. This mini walled garden contains grasses... I went through a bit of a grass phase, and it also houses lupin, delphinium and a number of other perennials, as well as shrubs like Heathers and Pieris Forest Flame.
I found out what this lovely yellow flowering plant is.... it's an invasive plant (weed) called Yellow Archangel. It creeps its way wherever it can.
The bees really enjoy this plant. I've pulled some of it out of my flower bed and will need to keep it under check.
However the creeping Yellow Archangel has taken over about a 10 feet area behind my Sycamore trees. I suppose I'll leave it there as its acting as a weed suppressant (to other weeds) and I kind of like the varigated leaves of the plant and the yellow flowers.