There’s a rumour going around that there’ll soon be some plants provided for those of us with gaps in our hedges to use to fill them in. At the bottom of our plot, we don’t have a hedge with gaps in. At the bottom of our plot, we have no hedge at all, just a slightly tumble-down wall.
So trusting the rumour, this afternoon I dug a trench for a hedge to be planted into, so that when the plants turn up we’re ready.
The trench is about 9m long, and you’re supposed to plant about three hedging plants to a metre, so we’ll need something like 27 plants, if that many are available.
It was just as I finished digging the trench that a neighbour walked past and pointed out that the new plants may well be very young, so not need to be planted very deep, in which case most of my effort will have been wasted.
Oh well. This way, we won’t get caught out: whatever they provide, we’re ready for it.