Following the snow and rain we’ve been having recently, I noticed that a hole where I’d removed a stake from the side of the apple tree was filling with water. On top of battering winds earlier in the year, the maiden doesn’t need to drown.
Having decided to sort this issue out, I took advantage of removing the plastic to lay more cardboard (in order to keep other vegetation away from the young tree). Funny to think I’d been concerned about the tree not getting enough moisture, when the ground around it is totally saturated.
After the event, I was also amused that I’d skidded when putting some rubbish in the bins behind the shed. Algae on the path at the back of the garden had made it very slippery, so with one foot on a brick in the garden and the other on the path, I felt my legs move further and further apart. Rather than be torn in two, I decided to topple over, with the result that I now have a new record in how dirty I can get whilst gardening.