Friday, 13 March 2015

No 2 12th March

12th March

The week started on a high note. The arborists, or as I like to call them, the tree men, arrived to sort out the Christmas lights in the Beech at the bottom of the drive. Unfortunately over the last 10 or so years the squirrels have been nibbling away at the electric cable ( usually off during the squirrelling season ) with the result that more and more sections have been destroyed. The only way was to get up there and take out / repair the chewed sections. So much for the high point.
Whilst here they felled the fir tree on the back fence, which to be honest took out most of the light from the border ( jokingly called 'The Woodland Walk ' ) and the fern garden. Now at last there is a hope of some plants growing in this area.
The lawns have had further attention and all have been hollow tined, including the mud strip, laughingly called a ' grass verge ', which I have now reseeded, watch this space.
The high point of the week
A fir tree jigsaw

Some of the logs have been kept and oiled to be used as stepping stones for the access to the Woodland Walk, which to date has been a cul-de-sac, causing traffic jams on open days. Now at least there is the possibility of access at either end.

Most of this week has been taken up in the greenhouse. The Pelargonium cuttings have needed repotting and stopping, as they are already starting to flower. The acers are already in leaf and have had to be brought out to slow them down. Hopefully the frosts have finished, or at least the severe ones.


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