Friday 24 December 2021

Pleached hornbeam

A busy day for us yesterday. We are at Darren's sister's house where we had the task of planting ten, three metre high pleached hornbeam trees.

It took quite a lot of thought and calculations before we actually started digging holes, and each tree and it's rootball was quite heavy. We had to line them all up in a straight line and then get them all to the same height. We did have to dig up a few and replant them, then put in stakes and then tie the trellis together with bamboo canes, but we got there in the end.

No one is very impressed with them at the moment and they do look just like big twigs, but it should be a different story once their leaves start to appear.

We also had a nice walk around Ipswich Marina which in the bright sunshine managed to briefly look more like Nice or Monaco.

It is now raining really heavily so at least we don't have to worry too much about watering the trees in.

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