One day of digging holes and planting trees will change the look of this hillside for ever.
On Saturday we started with the blank canvas that is this first picture, banged the stakes in where the fruit trees were going to be planted, checked our lines and then just went for it.
A few hours later and many buckets of water carried across from the house ...
Suky posing for posterity in front of all our hard work.
... and we had eleven trees planted, but there should have been twelve!!
We had been short changed on the delivery. So we downed tools, scraped the mud off our wellies and jumped in the truck. Luckily they are absolutely brilliant in our local nursery Tal Goed (see the link at the top of the sidebar for their Facebook page) and the owner just waved us in the direction of the Plum Trees and said "help yourself".
While we were there it seemed rude not to nip into the lovely 'Planters Café ' and partake of a shared sandwich along with a jam and cream scone accompanied by a cup of coffee for me and a long cold drink for LH ... well you have to don't you :-)
Wearily picking up his spade for the last time once we got back home the Plum tree was soon in the already dug hole and joined it's friends in the field and the job was done.
The first page of my nice new Planting Book filled in.
At the top there will be three Damson trees, they are currently on order and should be delivered towards the end of this week ..... oh well, maybe he wasn't picking up his spade for the last time after all then ;-)
A good days work.