|The Hole - This really doesn't do it justice, it's a lot deeper in real life, like a chasm it is!|
I was very excited about the How Does Your Garden Grow post this week. I had it all planned when the three apple trees I ordered were delivered on Monday. I was going to write about my plans for an orchard in the garden. About ordering and planting apple trees. About spring amongst the apple blossom, summer afternoons in the dappled light of the trees, autumn fruits and apple pie, winter... Well you get the idea, I was planning to wax lyrical.
The problem was that when I went out on Tuesday to dig the holes for the apple trees, I discovered a line of 3 metal posts sunk into the ground approximately where I wanted two of them to go. So, I started digging. By the end of the morning I was still digging so I gave up for a bit and started on another site; clearing the weeds to an area of 120cm diameter, removing perennial weed roots, breaking up the soil, mixing in some compost, digging a hole of approximately 60cm deep and hammering in a wooden support post for the apple tree.
Then I looked at the first hole. And went back to digging. And still couldn't get the metal pole out. So, I measured it; the hole that is, it is now over 110cm deep and no sign of the bottom.
|Mrs Fox's Orchard - at least it will be one day, I hope.|
See that pile of earth in the foreground of the picture above that's the second hole. The pile of soil just behind is the hole with the pole. For the rest of the day I moved a bonfire pile from just by the hole with the pole (you see it there, behind the hole with the pole now). And spread the ash around, I will cover it with top soil and seed with grass eventually. When I get that metal pole out of the ground.
Went and looked at that hole with the metal pole in it again yesterday. Gave the pole a kick, it didn't move much.
And so I went and found a link to my favourite song about a hole and found this, with some great animation by someone called niblickthe3rd which at least stops me from crying and makes me laugh instead.
If you would like to see pictures of some beautiful gardens rather than pictures of holes in the ground, I suggest you pop on over to mammasaurus' blog , see link below: