Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Sorry Sight

Well now, this is a sad state for a garden to be in.  On closer examination, it is more serious than I had first thought.


The garden was not put to bed properly last fall (pesky medical issue) and this is the result.



Thistles, everywhere...a literal carpet of them.  Have you ever seen anything like it?




How does this even happen in a few months time?  Too bad there isn't a demand for them..we'd be sitting pretty at the Farmers Market!




I'm going in............Send help if I don't return.

See you in a few days, hopefully with a better report.  xo

25 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your going to think I'm crazy but your greenery looks so pretty to me.....good luck! Heidi

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gosh, have fun in the dirt. (giggles) looks like work, but tons of great exercise. enjoy!! off working on our deck. took time for lunch & some blog checking. enjoy your day. ( :

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Good luck!

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Good luck with the battle against the thistles, wish weeds didn't grow so quickly...wish my planted stuff grew half as quick ;-) Pam

Red Gate Farm said...

Ha... I'm still working on mine! I finally got it weeded, tilled and ready to go last night. Of course then my husband had to re-rake it because he didn't think it was level enough! Now I get to plant :)

~Chris

PS but at least I didn't have any thistles!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gardening is a lot of work! Just take your time and chip away at it:@)

wendy said...

It is CRAZY the chaos that can happend with a moments neglect in the garden...flower beds, or whatever.
My hubby is constantly spraying the fields around here for thistles.

Leigh said...

It's amazing how quickly nature can and will take over! Seems like every time it rains here, the weeds grow another foot!

Dorothy said...

You could sell Thistle seed :) We buy them for the Goldfinch and they are pretty pricey. You will have that mess conquered in no time!

Sandra said...

Oh boy, you're going to be busy. I chuckled with your thistle comment LOL

I wish there was a huge demand for weeds, I would be rich. lol

ted and bunny said...

same scenario indeed!
(nobody I rather be twinnies with tho)
xx
ps Bruce says hmmmm thistles his favourite- but I had to explain about the BIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGG pond in the way!

Delvalina said...

Sherry thank you for your powerful verse other day :) and your prayers. Thinking of you!

I love your thoughts to working on those stuff. I know it will turn beautiful and can't wait to see the result :)

Blessing for you my friend.

Lynn Proctor said...

good luck with all the hard work!

vintage grey said...

Wishing you luck sweet Sherri! Have a beautiful weekend and happy weeding! :0 xo Heather

Vicky Hunt said...

Good luck on your weeding....lots of work I know. Just think of the final product...it's going to look fabulous!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Naturally Carol said...

Is there any progress yet?

Lindsay Jewell said...

Oi. That's a lot of thistles! Good luck to you.

Stephanie said...

Oh my, look at those thistles! I hope it goes well and you win the battle :)

Love and hugs,
Stephanie

Nancy Craig said...

It looks daunting but just think how nice it will be when you are finished.

Kalyan P said...

That would be quite a task...needs some hard-work though.

Diana said...

"Have you ever seen anything like it"?

Ah.... yes! That is what parts of our hillside look like each year unless we remain on top of it. I always say the same thing every year, "where do they come from"... pretty much tries to drive me crazy.

I better check on you shortly following that "going in" comment. ;) Have a great weekend dear lady.

Sherry said...

Hope you're well armed against the foe!

koralee said...

Your garden is going to be lovely! Have fun...if the sun is shinning it is not a bad job. xo

Paula said...

You can do it!

I have to clean out our perennial bed - I didn't clean it out in the fall - no where near your excuse - just laziness and horrible weather. Of course, now it is "snaining" again. Someday maybe it will be clear and dry and I can get out and tackle it. Also, the dog yard, but that is another story!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Um, yes, I have seen worse...why do you think this farm is called Thistle Cove Farm? -grin- Sometimes life just grabs us by the throat and chokes for a while; you'll get that garden back in shape. Your raised beds are *very* impressive; I'm envious.