Trench Digging

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.

A trench ready for a hedge

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.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Trench Digging

  1. Rob says:

    My first thought was you were adding to the graveyard! Sadly I think who ever said they won’t need to be planted that deeply is probably right… Still you can put some compost or something similar in the bottom.

  2. Tim says:

    Okay, so I got a bit carried away… but we’re planning on in-filling with some manure (as you suggest), so the digging shouldn’t be wasted effort. That is, as long as what was said a few months ago is correct, and the hedging is of the edible variety. If it isn’t, then I’d have been happy to take a chance and just shove it in the ground.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>