Here it is! I have to admit that this didn’t just take ten minutes a day. One day I did two ten minute sessions and one day I did three. Today I just kept going until all the woodchips were down (50 minutes total). So, 210 minutes in all. Not bad!
For such a seemingly simple task, I have learnt quite a lot.
- Nettles can have huge roots
- The knitted side of those thornproof gardening gloves don’t protect from nettle stings
- Leggings don’t protect from nettle stings
- If you have ground elder above the ground, you have ground elder below the ground
- In fact, you don’t have any ground, you have a carpet of mud coated ground elder roots
- It is so satisfying to get rid of them
- Ten minutes a day leaves you enthusiastic rather than exhaused
So, time for the next challenge:
There’s an oval shaped flowerbed in there somewhere.