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Got the fruit bushes planted.


By marge


At the back end of last year we bought some fruit bushes to create a fruit area at the back of the garage. They are having to grow in green dustbins, as the area is block paved.

We feel pleased that we have finally got them into place. It tired us out! So will do photos another day.

I have also got a couple of Bonsais re-potted. One is just a common willow tree, but the other is the rather rarer Ginko Bilboa.

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Well done, Marge.
More tasks completed. :o)

17 Feb, 2009


You have been busy but I bet you feel satisfied. Potting up bonsai sounds fun and shouldnt involve heavy lifting. I have a Ginko bilboa in a pot but its not bonsai. I hope i dont have to repot it soon;-)

17 Feb, 2009


Now I have cuttings of Ginko that I took from the old garden when I moved. What an idea Marge - thanks, I'll try and make a bonsai of one. I also have an oak seedling I want to do. Have a relaxing evening after your toil.

17 Feb, 2009


Hy Hywell, Ginko is very slow growing. Mine is about 15 /20 years old it is only 12 inches tall, and very thin.

It is nice to think I have a pre-historic tree, they are living dinasours.

17 Feb, 2009


Well it sounds like a job well done Marge. Good for you. What kind of fruit bushes have you put in?

18 Feb, 2009


At one of our garden centres last week they were handing out leaflets for people to join a Bonsai club , they meet once a month the first meeting you could take a Bonsai of your own and they would show you how to trim and repot it , a good idea I thought ....

Good luck with the fruit bushes Marge .......

18 Feb, 2009


Hi Gilli, Blackcurrent, Raspberry, Loganboeery and Gooseberry, just one of each as it is a small area.

Hi Amy, i used to belong to a Bonsai Club, but it was quite a long drive. I am now not very confident about driving at night, so cannot attend.It is a lovely thing to do. it is a lovely hobby, can be expensive!

18 Feb, 2009


Sounds lovely Marge. When you make pies from the fruit I'll be over to do a taste test, or two, or three...... :o)

19 Feb, 2009


Hi Gilli, sorry I don't bake. (I am no good at it) I just do fruit and custard!

19 Feb, 2009


Well, I'll be happy to taste test fruit and custard too. :o)

21 Feb, 2009

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