Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Thursday 28 April 2011

Hedge extension

Filed under: Conifers,Progress — Helen @ 11:31 am

Today I decided to plant my two baby thuja and the great big euonymus, thus completing the hedge apart from the gap I left last time, which I will fill later. This is what the fence looked like before I started digging:

The fence before I started planting

The fence before I started planting


Then I planted my two baby thuja, which was a walk in the park after planting the big ones. And then I planted my biggest euonymus. Getting it out of the pot was hard, mainly because the pot was even heavier than the plant. I had some reservations about planting the euonymus. I am concerned that there may not, really, be room for it there. And also, it didn’t look 100% healthy. It has white blotches on the leaves and I think it has had whitefly. But I think that it probably just doesn’t like being in a pot. So I gave it lots of fertiliser, and lots of water, and maybe next month I will spray it with something and see if it cheers up.

The fence after I started planting

The fence after I started planting


The new thuja are so small compared with the others. I hope they manage to hold their own. At least they will get enough light. I will have to make sure that I give them, and the euonymus, plenty of water.

Close up of baby thuja and euonymus

Close up of baby thuja and euonymus


Talking of water, the Met Office has changed its prediction for May. It’s now giving the dry weather to the north, and allocating the rain to the south. While I admit we need the rain, I was getting used to this new concept of being able to do some gardening whenever I felt like it. So I think the pond will probably stay unpainted, and I will go back to Plan A: plant as many things as possible.

I now have 137 pots. This is a reduction of 5.5%. Progress is happening.

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