Puddings & Hedges
Not much to report today I haven’t managed to get out in the garden at all, I have been chained in the kitchen making Christmas Puddings, made 14 but only got 13 left!! Well we did have to try one didn’t we?
Dad had been out with the petrol hedge cutter, it always worries me when he disappears into the wide blue yonder with a big sharp machine. He has trimmed the new hedge between the lane and our land, he was working for about 4 hours and only 2 vehicles’ passed him, The Postman and an itinerant scrap man looking for old metal. The hedge is original to the property, but once we had removed most of the brambles and stinging nettles there was not much left. We have layered several pieces of Hazel and have tidied up a few of the larger trees Oak, Beach and Birch. Where there are gaps, we have planted Beach Hedging Plants, & Holly. We have also put in some Lonicera (Lonicera pileata) which we had struck ourselves from an old straggly bush. The Lonicera in this form is not a native hedge row plant but it is very fast growing with a good spreading habit, we will trim in the spring as well as the autumn, the berries are a good source of bird food. In due course we will root some traditional Lonicera (Honey Suckle) and put that in as well.
- 27 Oct, 2010
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