As I walked up to the woods this morning - things were already warming up! Even in the shade, it was warm, without the nice breeze we had yesterday. I made the circuit - picking up branches on my way around. By the time I was back at the Cottage, I checked to see if there was any sign of the bindweed that I've been working to eradicate at the edge of the creek. The weed had established itself at the base of the Salmonberry bushes. The soil is moist & rich - so the vine winds it's way up to the top of the Salmonberry branches & blooms. Sure enough - there were two places where sickly looking vines were growing up.
|From the Cottage~|
I sat down my cup, my phone & went for the pruners & weed spray. Soon I was cutting, chopping dead Salmonberry & spot spraying the bindweed. It's crazy how quickly this area can get out of control - or maybe it just seems quick!
|Grass filling in~|
|Everything cut back!|
|Results of my labor~|