Willow, pollarded and coppiced has made good growth too!
Crocosmia Montbretia is struggling to climb out from underneath the lush leaf growth. Both Che Mousey-Bear and Sammy-Bear have walked the gardens with me, despite the rain and the wet conditions.
Strange little fellows!
The branches I chopped earlier in the summer are almost ready to be stacked in wig-wam shape to dry out.
You can see from this photograph just how near the bedrock is to the surface of the land…I garden on very thin, poor soil on a north-facing slope!
Everything is grown from seed, so has a fighting chance of making it, despite the far from perfect conditions.
The new orchard is making good progress. I am keeping the ground well mulched as the trees, bushes and flowers find their feet!
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Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage