Saturday, 7 May 2016
The last few days have been quite hot here in Mullion ( I,ve put on my shorts ! ) ....and there is an real urgency to get things done out in the garden , before the ground turns too hard to dig .
We had found this little Trachycarpus fortuneii at a local nursery , at a bargain price a couple of years ago . When we got it home , we couldn't decide where to put it , the ground was rock hard and it was coming into Autumn anyway so it needed to be put into a sheltered place for the time being . So I dug a hole into the soft and warm compost heap , where it has been fairly happy all this time .
So the above picture shows the compost heap , which I used to regularly turn over and was my pride and joy .
Then I got sick and had a big op and couldn't manage do it and the nettles and blooming bindweed has spread through it and actually now the whole area needs some serious restructuring .
The Trachycarpus seems O.K. I think , but needs to be in its final place in the ground now . It has put out babies around its base ....maybe this is a sign of the plant being stresses ...not sure .....
So , out with my trusty garden fork..oh those nettles .....heave ho !..and.... I couldn't photograph this bit.....there was no swearing...but quite a lot of huffing and groaning .
...........into the wheel barrow .
Next to dig a hole ....with my little gardening assistant .
More huffing and puffing .
What do you think Birdie ?
" Hang on ! "she says .
" Wait a minute ! "
"Wait ! "
" O.K ! "
All clear ! Line it up and roll over the wheelbarrow and it should just.....
land beautifully perfectly at the same level it was in the compost heap .
Very happy me ....apart from my legs now being covered in mosquito bites .