It was another mini milestone this week with the arrival of some autumnal colour at last. This was in the shape of our first delivery of trees – 42 in all – about 50% of the first tranch of planting to be done.
It was quite a sight to see the HGV delivery them without a hitch. This was because the fencer and I have been in dialogue as to whether the gateway he’s just built would be wide enough for trucks, diggers and the like. We now know that it is!
The delay in getting the ground works men back to finish the drive and spread the top soil means we’ll be tending our trees in their pots for a while yet. To give them the best chance of surviving our winds we’ve lined them up and secured them to the fence and barn.
It’s exciting to see the next part of the landscape plan coming to life. Now we just need some fine weather in about two weeks so we get the drive finished and the top soil spread ready for our tree planting extravaganza.