Anyway as usual with me things are bought without a plan in mind. These plants were no exception & if memory serves me correct were kept in the greenhouse over winter.
Mike built me a new raised bed in the front garden & the Lady's mantle plants were planted at the front corners. The idea being as it is a frothy plant, they would spill over & soften the edges of the raised bed.
It works very nicely indeed & looks rather pretty when in full flower. Except can you see the dandelion slap bang in the centre? Of course you can! Before I planted them I noticed a little dandelion plant in one of the pots. Silly me thought I could just tug it out & all would be well.
As we all know that even the teeniest, tiniest piece of dandelion root can re-sprout & this one did & does each year with a vengeance.
I look at it each year & pull the leaves off. I took this photo last week & thought to myself that I would buy one of the weed-killers in a stick form. So I could paint it on the leaves.
The problem now is I can't buy anything until the 18th April 2014. I will not be losing the bet I have with Mike as I won't hear the end of it. Pfft I will be pulling out dandelion leaves for a few weeks yet!
Thanks for your comments on my Dear Mike post, it was meant to be a light hearted post & I'm glad it went down well, all of it was true. My parents never had a good relationship you see & pretty much dislike each other. Mike makes me smile everyday & I'm so thankful to have him, my life is truly better for having him in it. I might make it a regular monthly post, just for a bit of fun. I'm also not losing the bet.
Enjoy your day.