I cleaned out the rest of the four o'clocks, weeded, planted all my bulk tulips in rows, put down a layer of bone meal, then another layer of dirt, then a layer of mulch, then sluggo.
Then I dug out the end section past the new location for the pond. It was quite a bit of work because the ground cover was heavy there. I put in three rows of fancy tulips - tall in the back, medium in the middle, and shorter in the front. Bone meal, dirt, mulch, sluggo, and these I surrounded with wire and threw some more wire on top. I dumped the rest of the liquid fence around this. I also mulched the honeysuckle, hoping it survives to next year.
I bit the bullet and pulled out the nasturtiums, weeded more ground cover, put daffodils over the main part of the garden, iris and glory of the snow in the corner with the anemones (I've never gotten iris other than reticulata to grow, but there's always a first time). Then bone meal, a little extra dirt, mulch, and dumped back the nasturtium tangle as groundcover.
I dug in the new hose holder thingy I got but was unable to get the old hose off. I took out the rest of the dahlia and calla bulbs and packed them in peat. I cut back the raspberry and added mulch to that and the other berry pots. Also refilled the birdfeeder.
Sara contributed more mulch, bone meal, and peat moss for packing the bulbs. By the time I finished all this (I started at 10 and took a break for a couple hours to go get lunch with Sara around 1) it was past six and getting dark. I put out the last of the mulch, hauled the peat moss, wheelbarrow, packed bulbs in boxes, and tools down to the basement. Then I vacuumed up the dirt I'd tracked in.
Finally, time to wash off the dirt! Aaaaand, remember that I didn't finish putting sluggo down in the Monet garden and left it outside. Decided I didn't care. I am DONE.
My landlord didn't say I COULDN'T keep my wheelbarrow here... and I had to put the peat moss somewhere... this is right at the bottom of the stairs, so convenient.
bulbs and stuff - this is not my basement space, I was moved in with my upstairs neighbor when some renovations were being done and never got my space back. But I'm going to take over another neighbor's space and then I'll have to move everything again!