Round the garden in 80 days #41

It’s several weeks, if not months, since I bought the juniper for the front garden. First, I left in the pot in the position where I thought it would be best planted so that I could gauge whether this was truly the best place for it. Then, with a full compost bin, it seemed best to wait before clearing the front garden of unwanted plants.

So, after emptying the Green Johanna somewhat, today had to be the best day for planting the juniper in the ground. It was warm and still, which was definitely a plus. Besides, it might not have liked its roots being cooped up in the pot for very much longer.

There wasn’t much to clear from around the tree. In fact, there appear to shoots of some sort emerging. which I probably want to keep – at least until the tree smothers them. However, I can’t for the life of me remember what the shoots might become.

There is also red campion nearby which I will eventually have out but it seems best to keep it for ground cover over the winter. On the other hand, there was no reason to keep all of the pink campion on the edge of the patch. There is more of it still to remove but I’d already filled a through-the-door charity bag’s worth of unwanted vegetation, which means the Green Johanna contents need to settle/be emptied some more before further work of this nature.

How do you use your through-the-door charity bags, if you get them? While I think we get an excessive amount, they do come in handy for transporting/bagging rubbish. How many of them simply get thrown in the bin across the country, though?

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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2 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #41

  1. Good luck with the tree. I like your approach to deciding the spot

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