30 June 2012 19:17:34
Re-seeded floor and trimmed trunks of the trees.
Very clean look now that the ground has been cleared and seeded.
30 June 2012 19:12:31
The Stonehenge effect.
I looked up the definition of Copse and it's a thicket of underwood and small trees; the underwood of a wood or forest. Technically this may be true of what I used to call my little copse of trees as there was a lot of sallies growing among the birches, alders, ash (both mountain & common) sycamore and pine. However, I got all the underbrush removed including the roots; brought in top soil and seeded the place. Now I have a Grove!! Again, I looked up its meaning which is a small wood or group of trees for providing shade, forming avenues, etc.
To my surprise, my helper found these great slabs of sandstone lying around and added a Stonehenge effect. Very often its best to allow the creativity of someone else run wild on your garden and create a brand new look.