Three years ago (Spring 2009) I Wintersowed privet seeds and ended up with a dozen or so plants. Not having plans where to put them I dug them in this compost bin and let them be. Well, now they are big and I don't want them (privet being not only an invasive species, but not all that attractive to boot). I figured since the raspberries pulled up easily after the big rain, why not the privet?
And indeed they did. They pulled up like tall weeds. The soil shook right off the roots with no prob. (Amazingly only 4 days from the big rain, the soil was not wet, in fact barely moist!) But it was nice and loose and I only had to use the shovel a couple of times, just to lever out the 3 plants whose roots had taken hold in the rock pile behind. In all it didn't take me more than 30 minutes to clear the bin.
I will compost the privet. But I did save/pot up the (also WS'd) beauty berry bush for future relocation.
Then I amended the bin with fresh compost and organic fertilizer and (finally!) planted my last 2 Ambrosia melons. The whole project was done in less than an hour - just as the sun was turning the world into a steam bath. *pant*
Why is the grass growing when it's so hot?? These brief storms aren't letting it go dormant. Well, I'm not really complaining - much. I view grass clippings like green gold. My garden beds are all created by newspapers and grass clippings. Nothing that you see in these pics could have been accomplished without it. Still, a gal would like to get a week off now and then! *pant, again*