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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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James Continues Work

24 January 2010 19:20:42
James at work

James at work

Day two of the redesign of the east bed with the removal of the Lysimachia it had gone everywhere under the membrane trying to find anew home. There is now a mountain of soil and roots to be relocated although James planted up about 10 chunks in an area between the pond and the new drive will see what he's done tomorrow as it was 5:30 before he came in. There will be a lot of soil needed for the east bed before it's planted and I need to work out a planting plan, I already have some plants but probably need some evergreen shrubs to provide a backbone to the bed and a bit of a wind break. Along with removing the Lysimachia James also lifted a Cistus and Hypericum that were cramped in the east gable bed, the Cistus has now been replanted again in more space on the gable corner and the Hypericum will find a new home in the east bed. Long way to go but the heavy work is done lifting plants and now it's up to me what happens next.


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Jacinta Jacinta 24 January 2010 19:28:16

Excellent. James almost looks like he is enjoying himself.


fran m fran m 24 January 2010 19:34:21

Great work been done there, well done James.


Rachel Rachel 24 January 2010 19:41:40

Such a good idea to get this heavy work out of the way now.


Lìga Lìga 25 January 2010 07:45:35

Well done!I think wasn't very easy diging in this time of year,when soil is so wet and heavy.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 January 2010 10:30:31

James has now left for his trip to Ebinburgh and at least he earned some of the money, the soil in this bed is actually very dry as it's sort of raised above the pathway that runs below this bed so it was an ideal opportunity to get this work out of the way and now plan what's going in once I replace the soil. Also need to work out areas to plant up the Lysimachia by the pond and get that organised. Beautiful day here but very hard frost again.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 25 January 2010 18:36:16

Poor soil is no hold up to James,Cloncaw.That long way to go will get shorter,now the heavy work is done.Good luck with all the planting.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 25 January 2010 19:03:13

That is a great job you got done there! You will enjoy planning the planting! All the best with it!


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