Bramble taming progress
Ooh I am so pleased with this.
I actually picked up the bramble prunings and put them away.
And I made a proper compost heap.
I had first started with the idea of using pallets to make three sides of a heap. It’s my usual go to method.
But I was very conscious that you can actually see this compost ‘bin’ from the house. And the whole purpose of this exercise was to plant trees down here. Not plant a glaring wooden crate.
So they went back into the rabbit shed and instead I have dragged the leftover chestnut fence (half burnt in the Ash In The Compost Bin Incident) down the track and fixed it in place.
Three metal rods. And get this – I should really sell this concept – wrapped with clematis vines. To secure the whole structure.
Talk about making use of the nearby weeds.
I just wrapped it from the other side of the fence and dragged it along the slats.
There are probably a few more lurking in the briar patch. I’ll just have to wait until spring and see if more start making a dash for the light.
Those dead cherry logs are not staying there. But I have yet to have the strength to roll them out of the way. Three are quite light. And one nearly killed me.
So for now I will call this almost done.
And as this absurdly warm weather is set to continue for a few days, I’ll be prepping the planting holes for the trees I have ordered for December.
18th November 2022 @ 6:58 pm
Wow! More than bramble-taming, this is the work of a Bramble Terminator. And the clematis vine to reinforce the fence is a brilliant idea. I have some trees and shrubs to plant this week-end, which means holes to dig. The forecast is for very low temperatures and cloud cover. I’m trying to work out how many layers I can wear without feeling and looking like a Bonhomme Michelin!
19th November 2022 @ 10:01 am
Thank you! I ought to get a tattoo “Bramble Terminator”. But for now I’ll just wait for the lacerations to heal. Yes, it is officially don the Uniqlo heat tech tights season. Winter is finally here. Good luck with your digging this weekend.