Underneath the flagstones

Today, I’ve prepared the ground for the next apple tree (Scrumptious), which all being well will go in the ground at the beginning of January.

With the garden being so narrow, it will be a bit of a squeeze but it should have some room to stretch out before it hits the fence. It will also be very close to the pond, so lots of fallen leaves to clear out in the autumn. However, that’s a small price to pay for delicious home-grown apples and one more tree in the struggle to keep global temperatures down.

Anyway, I’m on course to get everything else done before I collect the tree. Namely, to dig the hole for the pond and put the path in its proper place, so that I can still get up and down the garden.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Underneath the flagstones

  1. Good work Helen, it’s great to see you working towards your plan. Scrumptious will be yummy!

  2. Sharon says:

    Great work. Have you considered using the fence line to plant/train espalier or cordon fruit trees?

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Sharon.

      I have thought of espaliers but 1) my neighbours might take the fences out to paint them and 2) I think that might make the garden to crowded/I am going to be planting different types of tree in the garden next.

  3. Clare Pooley says:

    Well done, Helen! I hope the weather lets you get everything done in time.

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