Friday, 7 September 2007

It's weed, feed and mulch day!

At least for most of the flowering fruit trees. The rest will have to wait a day or three.

The weeds weren't too bad, so I didn't have to spend too much time ripping them out. A good layer of compost, some complete fertilizer and a thick layer of pea straw. Then a good guzzle of water.

The cherry, plum and pear trees received a good dose of wood ash, too. I had read somewhere that if you add wood ash to the soil around these trees the cherry & pear slug won't be pestering these trees. Not sure whether this is true, but no harm done in trying this.

Now I'll only need to mow the grass and it'll look fantastic!

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