Wednesday, 9 November 2016

One Hundred And Two

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh
I taken delivery of 102 
Cherry Trees 
 These two are Cherry Stella, I got on special offer, they were being offered at £14.99 buy one get one free, I got 10% off and free delivery as I am garden club member, I also had a £5 off voucher, total I paid was £8.50 for two lovely sized trees, these two will be planted in the fruit cage alongside another Cherry Stella I have there, the root stock they are on means they shouldn't grow above 7ft, although a bit of pruning will keep them in check.
Next Up
 100 flowering wild cherry trees, another bargain, they cost £55.99 with free delivery from Beechwood Trees in there ebay shop, 
Here is the description 
these fruit is usually ready between early June and mid July, and it may be wise to install a bird-scarer with this tree: the fruit are very popular with birds.Edible Cherries in July.
Growing Details
Common Name: Wild cherry
Genus: Prunus
Species: avium
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Height: 400cm
Spread: 300cmTime to prune: October to March
Time to plant: October to March
Description
The fruit are readily eaten by numerous birds and mammals, which digest the fruit flesh and disperse the seeds in their droppings. Some rodents, and a few birds (notably the Hawfinch), also crack open the stones to eat the kernel inside.Excellent wood for furniture of burning on an open fire.
 

I will be planting these trees along the inside perimeter of this field, the bees will love them as well as the wildlife, the trees will also help create wind breaks and in a few years hopefully we have a beautiful flowering tree line.
The Alpacas will be moving out to new pastures in a few weeks, I can then get planting.
Since we have been here I have planted almost 400 trees, up in the woodland area there is approx 200 mixed trees, the orchard is planted up  with fruit, there are various other trees I have planted around the place and I am not finished yet. There are so many stunning trees out there and I want a big variety of trees around.
We may be cutting down trees and sorting out hedge lines but I am re-planting to compensate. 

Diary
Saturday 28th November 1982
John put calves to suck, found June bellowing again, phoned up for AI but no reply, phoned Joynsons and took June up to be served by Charleigh bull, brought her back at 2pm, had dinner, Mother and Father Tren and Janet went home at 4pm.

27 comments:

  1. They will look glorious when they are eventually in full flower even though it might be brief. Can I say I enjoy reading the diary entries from the 1980s. Today's one is again fascinating. So much done but written so matter of factually. Can you remind us where it comes from?

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    1. The diary was found in the attic it only runs until the end of the year.

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  2. Wow! And I'm worrying about getting a couple of currant and raspberry bushes planted. Well done you and some great bargains, too.

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    1. Brilliant offers too good to pass up

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  3. I'm enjoying the diary entries too. Your trees were a bargain and will delight the bees when they are in full bloom, and then the birds when they are fruiting.

    I love the way you are planning for the future.

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  4. The diary entry made me grin - reminds me of our breakfast table talk...usually around the animal's droppings followed by pass the bread without anyone batting an eyelid.
    So much land for all of those trees, fascinating to follow.

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    1. That land is going to become part of my garden I have plans

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  5. Good tree karma! I love cherry trees!

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    1. I love any trees you can never have enough

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  6. Those trees will be an amazing sight in years to come-x-

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    1. I do hope so they are part of a big plan

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  7. Ooooooh, you're soooooo lucky. We can't buy cherry trees here for love nor money. The cherry growers cartel won't allow it even though we don;t want to grow and sell commercially.

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  8. You don't do any thing by half. Great to hear you're replenishing to compensate for the removal of some tyres. Well done.

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    1. well if you are going to do you have to do it and make it count

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  9. I would call this 'planting for posterity' Dawn and I admire you for it - as will future generations.

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    1. I hope in my golden years to sit and admire them

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  10. Well done you, I love tree's and you can't plant too many, we will have to visit in spring in a couple of years.

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  11. I love cherry pie and wild cherries are a good addition because hopefully they won't need a lot of care!

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    1. I love cherry pie hope the ones in the fruit cage will surfice for us

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  12. I planted a Stella cherry here in my Aussie backyard! It's got a few tiny fruit this season. Yours will be amazing Dawn! Good on you!

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    1. three for us in the fruit cage and 110 planted to go wild

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  13. Lovely blossom and cherry jam....mmmmmmm.x

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  14. Don't forget when your wild cherry trees get bigger you can prune the bark and use it for dry coughs. I've also made a cough elixir from cherry blossoms in honey and brandy.

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