Underneath one of the bay windows at the back of the house there is a garden bed that was taken over by some ground cover. This looked very pleasant when it was lush, but over summer it requires too much water. Time for a change.
There used to be a lovely daphne bush directly under the window, but when it died we realised that it had been there for a dozen years already. Naturally plants have varying life spans, and apparently that was quite acceptable for a daphne, so we should be grateful that it lasted that long. Now it’s ready for a revamp.