Wednesday 18 March 2015
Hedging In The Sunshine
A willow planting session took place yesterday
Alpaca poo was spread along the fence line were the windbreak hedge was going in
weed suppressing membrane was pegged down and the willow cuttings were planted through it, I ave done it 2 deep , some f the cuttings were just starting to break bud, there was 10 different variety's with some interesting colours of bark from yellow through to purple, I have tried to keep there labels with them so I can swap some cuttings at a future date, although I might have to draw a little plan up, there was suppose to be 5 of each variety, in some packs were there 6 or 7 cuttings the extras I am going to put into gaps in the existing hedges.
Mole hills were next on the list
This area is were I want to plant up a coppice Mr Mole has been busy with 100's of mole hills
The soil he has been throwing up is lovely and fine, I am collecting it up and putting it into one of the raised beds
were the mole hills were I am putting in some willow trees for coppicing,
I do also have some trees that I have grown from seed that will be a more permanent planting, we don't have a rabbit issue up here there are plenty of predators around keeping numbers down
I tried to get a photo of the Red Kites circling yesterday
While I was working away in the sunshine the Alpacas were relaxing
Kara joined them for a sunshine snooze,
after her visit to the vet on Monday she is now allowed to go barefooted again.
she celebrated with a treat hidden in a box, she was very happy tearing the box apart to find a treat, best of all she will pick up the bits for me after she has scattered them around the floor.