This my path to nowhere...really, it leads to the end and that's it...no where to go from there. Still, it's a useful path for weeding the "white" bed. At least it was. Now it's been closing in. The Rhodos are dangerously overgrown over their barrier and have flopped over onto the walkway. Time for major pruning.
Where to begin? Well, I started at the other end and just started clipping. As I did so I kept hoping it wouldn't look bald. I needn't have worried.
First I took a look and found loads of dead branches. They would have to go first. But what should I find hiding within the Rhodos but a Yoshino cherry tree!
There's the baby tree, pretty as can be. I thought of just tossing it with the dead branches, but something about the easy way it came out gave me pause. It obviously trusted me to care for it.
Yoshino trees pop up everywhere! I have so many of them, many potted up and awaiting some caring person to take them, but I'm seriously running out of room. This one could have easily gone into the compost pile, but...well, I pulled this one out and planted it straight away. It now resides in Tommy's Arboretum.
There now, I have my path back and the Rhodos don't look none the worse for their brutal pruning. Now to clean up!