Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Completed the trellis on the south wall

The trellis is now complete and about 4 m high. The climbing plants are installed, and some Sedum has been added to the soil in between them.
The centre plant, Honeysuckle, will be trained around the gas flue, which is hardly ever used. The upper trellis might get some growth on it in 2017.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Vertical farming effort

Last year I fixed up some vertical tubes with holes drilled in them, filled with earth and compost. These were too small in diameter, and I was lucky enough to find much larger pipes in a skip in the city centre. The previous pipes did produce some salad and tomato plants but they dried out too quickly.

Garden work on the south wall

I have long had a patch of the south wall with nothing on it except a gas flue. There is an opportunity to erect trellis up to 4.8 m high. So here we have a start, and the three plants will be honeysuckle, clematis, Pyrocanthus. 
I have had to dig out a lot of gravel and hard-core below that to get to the natural clay surface. Some compost is put at the base of the three holes.Had a lot of secondhand earth in the back garden which is now filling the trench.

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