My Red/Yellow bed did terrible this year. Only the daffodils put on a show. Nothing else gave much effort into blooming. The problem is the soil is a heavy clay. About every five years I have to dig everything up, chip off the clay that has smothered the roots, and add soil amendments.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Garden bed makeover...
The name of the game is to work slowly, because the bed is riddled with bulbs. I cleared everything out. Then added 6 bags of Miracle Grow topsoil for flower beds (on sale 75 percent off), a wheelbarrow of compost, and mixed it thoroughly.
I laid out all of the plants and bulbs on the cardboard as I moved along. Then I dug a trench in the center and replanted my daffodils. Everything else was replaced minus the grass, insanely aggressive columbines, and moss. I over seeded with black eyed Susan seeds. A good watering and we will see how things go next year. All I need now is a little mulch (hopefully also on sale).
It was a good project to get done. This is one of my favorites beds and it was very disappointing this year.
Do you have a flower beds that need TLC?