The fruit trees we planted last weekend are doing well. As you can see the Cherry trees are in full blossom and it's been lovely to see the odd bee buzzing around them.
This Friday saw us planning the hedge planting.
We had decided that Laurel hedging would be the best, interspersed every now and then with an Olearia, for a splash of colour. This gets tiny white daisy like flowers in June and July so should look lovely and fresh. We laid the plants on the ground to get an even spacing .....
... and then went along digging holes, filling them first with water and then with the Laurels.
There are a couple of gaps as we are waiting for two more Olearias to be delivered.
Behind the Laurel hedging we planted five more trees, three Whitebeam, which have white flowers in May and then fiery orange berries in Autumn, and two Rowan or Mountain Ash, which have dark green leaves which then turn purple, and then have deep rose coloured berries in the Autumn.
So hopefully we should head into Winter with a blaze of colour along the fence.
All these have been planted with the intention of slightly hiding the polytunnel from view or at the very least masking it in a lovely display of leaves, flowers and berries.
Then we planted four more Laurels on the near side of the fence just to balance things out.
And then a few more were placed in gaps in the hedge that is near Chicken World.
And then on Saturday we called in the big boys!!