March 20, 2008
Customers calling: time to come out of hibernation and face gardening again. Pruning after Easter, and the completion of plans so the work can begin.
In my own garden I have to face the removal of a Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), a distinctive character tree that had its place in our front garden. For yet undetermined reasons it failed 2 years ago – perhaps due to excess moisture at the root zone or due to an inopportune late frost – whatever the case may be, there will be a gap in the garden for many years to come.
Another duty I have to face is remulching generally throughout the garden. Last year Yuet spread out most of our compost and in doing so covered up most of our already thinning layer of wood chip mulch.
A bigger project is a redesign of the vegetable garden and compost area – but I have not found the inspiration for that yet!