After waiting patiently (as patiently as I could manage anyway), my new plum tree is here.
It’s dormant right now, so it’s basically a stick, which makes it hard to see in my photos. I ordered it months ago and have eagerly awaited it since, as it needed to be sent at the right time in it’s life cycle. It is a bare root feathered maiden victoria plum tree, Treebert for short.
I had the area of lawn pre-prepared for Treebert; I had taken off the turf in a circle of 40cm radius. I also had mulch, and a stake all ready to go. I’d never planted a bare root tree before, so I did a bit of research when I ordered.
Figuring out where to plant Treebert was a challenge; I REALLY wanted a plum tree but making sure it’s not going to shade out other plants is the difficulty. I stuck a tall bamboos in the lawn and watched shadows for a day or so… we’ll see how right I got it in a few years!!
Treebert is mulched in straw, held in by logs. I will also add leaves when I next scoop some up from the lawn. I’ve also planted a couple of watering pipes to encourage Treebert’s roots to grown down. Hopefully I’ve done it all right.
As you can see in the top photo, my strawberry tree is flowering and doing well 🙂 And my Mahonia are starting to bloom; they’re nice little spots of colour now almost everything else has died back.
How’s your patch fairing?
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