I am not usually a fan of the ‘scorched earth’ policy when dealing with an old overgrown garden: to slash and burn means you would potentially miss lovely little surprises.
Like these little snowdrops
I noticed them growing at the front of the house under a very overgrown Hebe shrub as I was making the new front bed from the last picture.
Just as well they are flowering about a month early due to this topsy-turvy weather, or they may have been turfed out when I moved to clear the kikuyu and dead stumps!
Also, I thought I would share a picture of one of the other fuchsias I took cuttings of….well, it turned out to be a double!
It certainly is a pretty little thing.
I have no idea what the cultivar is, perhaps someone can recognise this one? (sorry about the photo quality, it is 4°C and blowing a gale here today)