Filling in a hole

When I built the pond, I used the soil that had been excavated to build up soil in the raised bed and round the apple trees. However, I don’t remember this dip in the garden:

No matter, I have a stack of newspapers from my neighbour, which never seems to be replete. And I need to empty the finishing off compost bin before it can be filled up with this year’s offerings. So, now this apparent hole seems to have been filled in.

Whilst out in the garden, it being such a beautiful sunny day, I decided to finish off the pruning of the Reinette Orléans. The branches had started to become quite cluttered in the centre of the tree, so the main job was to take out one of the big branches. This necessitated using my DIY saw, not the idea size

but with a bit of wangling at least it got the job done.

Methinks the purchase of a tree saw is in order, as I can imagine I’m going to have more of such branches in the future. In the meantime, the remaining tree to prune is still little more than a sapling, so secateurs may be adequate for this task.

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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12 Responses to Filling in a hole

  1. Over Soil says:

    A hole in the garden you say? Well isn’t that a coincidence. I was just discussing something similar. It was along the line that if you do have to bury a body, it’s a good idea to plant an endangered plant on top. The idea is that it would be illegal to dig it up. However, my daughter pointed out that it’s also best practice to plant vertically, because police helicopters always look for a 6 foot longish patch of disturbed earth. Oh I do love our little tête-à-tête of humour.

  2. Leakage from raised beds always needs replenishing we find

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I have just discovered that my neighbour, who cleans for a man who lives on his own, has got sick of asking him to recycle his daily papers and now brings them home so I can have a generous supply. Who would think that I could get so excited at that!?!

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