A reason to come home early

Normally, after I’ve visited my parents, I like to fit in a cultural visit somewhere en route home. Not today though, as I was on a mission to plant the new trees.

I’d underestimated how long it would take me to put them in ground, especially as I hadn’t finished preparing the ground on Friday. Thus, I needed to dig in green manure in one spot and move strawberries and the path in another. There was also the small matter of filling the planting holes with feathers to act as slow-acting fertiliser. Fortunately, it wasn’t too windy today, so they didn’t blow all over the garden!

Anyway, the diddy trees are now in,

although the yew is the only one which is particularly easy to spot at present. In an ideal world, they would each be two metres from any other trees but half that will perhaps stop them becoming too unruly.

I also remembered I had a fleece cloche, which is perfect for covering the raised bed. Whether or not this will help the broad beans germinate, it will certainly keep the pigeons off, should they do. Nothing has germinated in the propagator (either) yet but hopefully something will happen soon.

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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8 Responses to A reason to come home early

  1. clarejk2014 says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. There’s no obligation to take part, it’s just a little way for me to say I enjoy your blog. 🙂 https://cosycottageandthequestforthegoodlife.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/versatile-blogger-award/

  2. skyeent says:

    It’s so good when a plan comes together! You’ve worked so hard to give the trees a good home, I hope they appreciate it!

  3. It’s a sobering thought that the yew tree may be there in a thousand years. 🙂

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