And the last couple of evenings, I've gone back to the Northern boundary. On the east side, the hedge is pretty much planted, but badly needed weeding, which I did. On the west side, near the path are a couple of gooseberries and bramble plants which I had to cut back when I was doing some emergency weeding during a visit home a few weeks ago.
They've took that treatment well, and are flourishing better than ever. On that part, there's only the front row of the hedge planted; the back row will be all gorse. I planted 4 of them tonight. I was tempted to plant more, but held my hand so I can be sure they're not vulnerable to pigeons and slugs. I doubt they will be, but, let's see - they're the backbone of my hedgerow, seeds collected in the countryside, and sown on the windowsill at home, and I'm absurdly attached to them.
Brambles, gooseberries, gorse. A very jaggy combination which should make an interesting and impenetrable hedgerow.
|4 newly planted gorse|
|bumblebee on the phacelia|
|Big patch of phacelia covering most of the mid- and north-west beds. Pollinator central just now, Piccadilly Circus for honey bees, bumblebees & hover-flies.|