Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Monday was mostly dull and cloudy. Much of the morning and early afternoon promised more rain but it held off unfortunately.
The unsettled nature of the weather resulted in more work sorting out our border at home. This is one of those quick jobs that turns into a rather mammoth one. As it wasn’t too hot I thought it would be a good day to dig out or grub up our Fatsia root. What a job! After digging around the root, in really dry soil which kept filling the excavation back in I concluded it need a pick axe to get the job done. A combination of pick axing and sawing through the major roots eventually resulted in the root giving way.
Fatsia rootWhen re-planting this area we will need to consider very carefully the requirements of the plants as despite yesterday’s rain the ground was very dry.
Some branches were removed from our crab apple tree (Malus Profusion) to hopefully allow a little more light and rain to reach the border.
Debris to be cut and composted
There was then just the little matter of cutting up all the pruning's and debris so that it can be composted.
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