Friday, December 04, 2015

Feeling Seedy, Hedgerow

Meanwhile, in non-pond news, I've got approx 400 hawthorn and 200 rose seeds to be stratified, and sown in early spring, together with the 400 gorse, (which are scarified in hot water, apparently). So that's 1000 seeds, even with a 50% germination rate, it's a hedgerow. I might splash out and get some bare root alders and oaks this winter, and I've got a couple of dozen fruit bushes, a packet of scots pine seeds, and a few other odds and ends of hedging plants I've been given. Honestly, I've been wanting an allotment with a pond and a hedgerow for a decade, and here we are with one in the post.