A week or so ago I did some weeding in our side garden – which is a complete shambles - and pulled out a lot of grass that was growing there.
Fortunately I did not delve into the overgrown part because at this stage I really don’t know what are weeds and what are not. When Cate’s sister-in-law visited us recently from Washington DC she pointed out that we had poison ivy in abundance.
It had never occurred to me that we could have poison ivy lurking in our garden. I had assumed – and I don’t know why – that it was confined to forests and woodlands.
So I am going to get a gardener to come in and deal with it properly as I am sure that if I tried to do it the results would be catastrophic - and involve a hospital.
We are in our second (or is it third) week of temperatures in the high 80s and early 90s. On a brighter note some of the trees around us have started losing their leaves - so we know that Fall is on the way. Yes I now call it Fall instead of Autumn.
I have been told that I need to buy a leaf blower from Costco and I am looking forward to this as I have never had a leaf blower before. I have no idea where I blow the leaves – but assume it is into the neighbor’s garden.
I also need to start thinking about a snow shovel and any other implements I need for winter. I also have no idea what these might because I did not need any of this stuff in Vienna.
I will ask the man at the hardware store.