Two days’ gardening to catch these first dry days in weeks – and succeeded in a great landmark, moving my birch tree into what has been its intended position for about five years. It’s been sitting in my dark side-passage where it just gets the early morning light between houses. A summer of working on the fences and paths is almost done, so it’s on to working out the planting. Now I’ve colonised the garden, I can use the sunny end, and this is where the birch can go hopefully to thrive. It’s meant to be multi-stemmed but only three stems look substantial now, from the ten it began with.
I’ll plant it in November. (more…)