Garden activities the past week have been digging up, planting, and pruning. Aloe marlothii x vyrheidensis and the second Aloe sabea planted on the front slope.
Another crown gall victim removed: 'Lady Emma Hamilton'. Empty space!
More crown gall victims dug up and trashed: two of 'The Ambridge Rose', a 'Prospero', and 'William Shakespeare 2000'.
'The Ambridge Rose' in better health:
I loathe digging out roses. 'Ambridge' and 'WS2K' were 20 years old. There is no way to save them. Because of the crown gall issue, the empty spaces will host, at least temporarily, Salvias and Cupheas. If nothing else, hummingbirds and bees will benefit.
Planted: the easiest winter veggie: short-day onion seedlings. 'Candy':
The weather has been mild up to now, sometimes brilliantly sunny, sometimes a bit overcast, but excepting our one good rain storm, dry, dry, dry. The rain is all going north.
Winter morning, as it should be, misty and chilly.