Monday, April 16, 2012
I am transplanting Hosta to make the fencing look softer. I had it made to protect the Blue Spruce from the snow plough. It was planted too close to the fence, our mistake. we came from an area of England that had very few trees. We had no idea how far back we should plant it. The little stick was less than a foot long and no thicker than a drinking straw so it looked to be a long way off from the sidewalk.
We like to keep the lower branches pruned so we can have this garden beneath it. It used to just be bare earth since nothing would grow in the needles. I removed all of them and added top soil. I fed the entire patch with EPSOM salts to increase the Magnesium. Next I will put some lime in the earth to sweeten the soil. I must check that because it might be too late to do it. I know I lime the grass now but I must look into whether those annuals will burn from it.
Off to the library again. HUGS Pat in Maine.