Great excitement this weekend – we’ve planted our hedge that will in time grow to be a stylish surround for our herb and salad bed.
Our hedge arrived by courier in two banana boxes – 120 Buxus sempervirens (English Box). The aim is to make an ornamental design which will not only look good but keep out the pooches from our lettuces and parsley. We’ve got a while to wait though, they are only about 3″ tall at the moment.
As you can imagine Fortnum and Mason took great interest in the planting and had to be banished to the barn out of harms way. Mason thought it was great fun to put his nose down every hole dug for a plant to go in!
It didn’t take long to do the planting – mainly because I have my own mathematician to work out the spacing. We were left with a few extra plants which I’ve potted on and will be grown for specimen topiary for the veranda.
The most exciting thing about the gardening this weekend was that I could wear my birthday present – a stylish pair of Hunter wellies. I’ve never been outdoorsy enough to warrant anything so flash in the past but now I’m Domestic Executive I thought it only right to have the right foot attire. As you can see from the pictures I’m wasting no time in getting them worn in!
Oh yes, protective barrier to be installed at earliest opportunity. In meantime Fortnum and Mason will be supervised and under strict control in this vicinity!