Sunday, 15 January 2012

woodland garden - first border planted!!!

At last.

A beautiful, crisp January morning and those members of the family available come together to dig holes, put in well-rotted manure, water, plant, backfill and firm and then top with chippings.

Then stand back and admire!!

Piles of logs and sticks have been left to encourage wildlife at ground level.

A lot of work will be needed over the growing season to nurture these plants in such a dry and overshadowed bed.

And the finishing touch was to tie a bat box to the large sycamore - a gift from my friend Jane. Here's hoping that the abundance of invertebrates generated by our log and stick piles will provide mighty feasts for resident bats!!

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