|Circa March, 2014|
I'd pretty much left this blog for dead.
But now, it comes back as a way to keep a garden journal of the newest tabula rasa, as seen in the above abode, wherein I now abide. Instead of .rtf or .doc, klunkily entering dates, I'll ill-advisedly put my trust in the web to preserve this journal. Because it will bother with the entering-of-the-dates.
So anyway, time for some catching up:
- Bought the house last August, and since then the main things I've done are
- Prune deadwood etc. from plum
- Rasa-fy (I guess that would just be "erase") a tabula of raspberries hogging the middle of the yard.
- Just got around to re-planting the best berry canes along the north fence.
- In mid-Feb, chopped down rotten trunk of willow. Since then, I
- Made a willow withe weir across most of the south boundary, but not before
- Chopping Howard's fir branches shading the south central yard.
- Also, some dead branches from my fir.
- I dug out the bed from back porch to deck.
- I dug out the north strip bed
- Somehow, I made a big pile of dirt on the south strip bed (future site)
- Removed roses
- I raked and corn-glutened the north bed
- I rigged a hops block and
- Planted Fuggles and Bullion and Willcadia hops to climb yon block
- Planted poppies next to the hops after digging out tree-base ivy and holly, not to mention a bunch more cinder bricks
- What with all the erasing and digging, I created various piles of dirt laden with buttercup and bindweed. I'm trying to segregate and consolidate.
- Established the south-back as compost and brushlandia. Doing a creeping worm heap of scraps-browns-grit, and it seems to be going well. Consolidating and burning the brush where I
- Made a fire-pit. Needs slight expansion and a few more imu stones.
- Exposed brick edging L, basis for the back beds.
- Inside the L will be th south strip, maybe with a cold frame
- South of the L will be a grass strip
- South of that, in an existing low spot, I just planted 7 blueberry bushes.
- The current heaps are these: worm-scraps, fine willow, willow-withes, willow stakes, fir foliage, future firewood, various rocks and woods, ...
Well, it's 11:11 now, so I think I'll head to bed. More later.