Monday, November 16, 2009

Hedges

We have a large beech hedge at the northern end of the veggie patch, I didn't trim it at all last year and it was full of brambles and honeysuckle, so for the last few days I have been wrestling and taming it (only temporarily I know, just while it's dormant), I am sure it will flourish even more next year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blueberries

A while back I posted a picture of the puppy hiding amongst the pots of blueberry bushes; since then she has grown and so have the bushes. So today, after the latest band of showers had passed over, I re-potted them, into slightly larger pots, using Ericaceous compost which is specially formulated for growing acid-loving plants - so don't forget if you need to pot some on, don't use ordinary soil - unless you live somewhere where camellias, heathers , magnolias, rhododendrons and such-like thrive.

Hopefully now they can settle in and there'll be some frost through the winter, which certainly seems to improve the crop, we enjoyed blueberries right through this summer and that was after quite a cold snap last winter.