I had a beautiful, huge shrub in the back garden. I’m not sure what it was, but the flowers were like a Mahonia or a Bottle Brush plant. I was waiting for it to spring back to life once the weather got warmer, but it didn’t.
When I laid the ground cover last year, I didn’t go underneath this plant, because it was so dense it would have been really hard to get in there. It’s such a shame when a plant like this dies. It’s also odd to just lose one plant – everything else is fine, even the ones we knew weren’t frost hardy. Anyway, we needed to get it out, so half an hour after this photo was taken, I got it to this stage:
After this, I left it for Mr Planetcoops and his power tools. I’m a bit of a luddite when it comes to gardening, so anything requiring power tools gets left to him. He got straight onto it as soon as he could.