Digging out stumps is not my favorite garden activity. Oww!
But hooray! The stumps are out. Replanting can begin--after I put the soil back where it belongs, get rid of the rat's nest in the clump of Aloe megalacantha, tweak the irrigation, and figure out how to lift those heavy stumps over the wall without hurting either myself or all the roses behind the wall. One must accept the consequences of bold acts.
The Calothamnus continued their consistent good behavior even when leaving: they were fairly easy to get out, though that isn't saying much--stump digging is always tough unless you get someone else to do it for you.
We've had a lot of rain, and I also pumped 150 gallons of collected rainwater into this area a few weeks ago. After all that, the soil was just barely moist, though it was soft and fluffy.
In between digging and yanking, a pause or two to enjoy the delicious color of nearby Aloe cameronii:
Now I need a rest. Natasha knows how to rest. She was very, very busy sleeping through my whole digging ordeal.
Now that looks like fun!
So, what is your least favorite garden task?