22nd May 2009
When I moved into the garden here I planted quite a lot of Spiraea. Very useful little
shrubs for filling awkward spaces. Over the years they have all gone - the last ones I can think of
went about 2 years ago when I widened a path (S.japonica albiflora and 'Genpei ').
All I seem to have left is this one, which was already well established when I arrived.
It sprawls a bit, but it is reliable in flower and otherwise fairly harmless.
18th September 2011
A last picture for the present, which records the unfortunate passing of Spiraea arguta.
It finally gave way to the convenience of more turning space for the car (with some help from a spade). Sad to push it out
but practicality is a powerful force.