So I had daffodils in some tubs and meant to replant them last Spring after they bloomed. But didn't. I got busy with other stuff.
I tipped the bins over last week and picked the bulbs out of the soil, Wow, those bulbs loved the rich soil! Most had multiplied into 4. Well, I have this new island around a tree and boulder in the front yard. About 40'x20'. I tried planting Astilbe there, but the deer just kept pulling them up (couldn't eat them, but kept trying). Well, I know they sure can't eat daffodils (toxic to most mammals).
The bed was covered with large saucer magnolia leaves. I raked them just off the bed so that I could use my little electric tiller (which is great for small areas) to kill the weeds. I have a large tiller, but it isn't good in small areas.
I planted those recovered 100 bulbs in the front island.
I am now utterly worn out. I have put away all my planting tools. I am done for the season...
And actually, this was several days ago. I am really done. I've pushed myself to my limit, getting inside before sunset and sitting in a chair exhausted. I get muscle cramps from all the digging and bending. I've been getting my hands clenching up, cramps in my legs, stitches in my sides.
I AM DONE FOR THE YEAR!
But oh next Spring is going to look SO wonderful... It will all have been worth it.