Thursday, June 02, 2016

You can cast your clouts, now... Hedgerow Update


Hawthorn trees in Alexandra Park in glorious flower this afternoon. 

With 240ft of boundary, the double row hedge needs 480 plants. Let's say 500. The rose seeds have gone the way of last year's hawthorn, and not germinated at all. Figs, ditto: I suspect the drying process has buggered up the seeds, and I'm keeping my eyes open for fresh figs in the supermarket. So far, I've got about 40 berries & currents, and less than 200 gorse - let's say 200 plants total, 40% of a hedgerow. So plenty of room for luck and imagination, yet.