I had a very quiet Sunday and finally got around to a little project that was niggling at me. As I just recently mentioned, that gaura this year is getting very lanky and covering the guem.
I've tried tying it back with string on a stake but it never lasts - the string moves and the stake leans. So I got out the drill and put a few screws into the brick, which let me secure the string firmly into the wall. As you can see, it pulled the gaura back into a more compact shape. The geum actually gets a bit of sunlight now. The lavender is leggy as it is every year but the daffodils have started to die back under them so it shouldn't matter. It is satisfying to get little projects done.