Yesterday I made a new garden at the side of the house, right near the side door. This area is partly shady, and had been overrun with lily-of-the-valley. I dug out the lily-of-the-valley and moved it to other shady areas of the backyard where I'd like to encourage it. I removed all the bits I could because this plant is pretty aggressive (spreads by rhyzomes) and I'm sure it will try to come back. I actually moved a lot of soil with the plants, then put down some newspaper and then added triple mix on top of that to form the new garden. When we first moved in, we hired an arbourist to clean up tree branches from various trees around the property. I used some of the offcuts I've had piled up to form the edging for this garden.
We also bought a flat of impatiens yesterday and I added them to the first garden I made to spark up the colour until the perrenials start to grow in.