Wednesday, 18 June 2014

An 'Arty' day at Stone Lane Gardens

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day at the garden. We were holding an art workshop on how to illustrate a Nature Diary. All the ladies who attended said they had a very enjoyable day. The artist tutor Jennie Hale really got everybody stuck into sketching and watercolours. The photo shows me modelling in the this my best side?...would you like me to arch my eyebrows?...

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Rabbit proof fence...

Dad's been watching too many Australian movies...
Anyway, here is our new nursery fence. Ta-dah !!

We got fed up with the rabbits getting into the nursery enclosure and eating the trees. They took the tops right off some of the trees. And they definitely had a preference for the birch species that have wintergreen (Methyl salicylate) in the bark. That is why we didnt sell any Betula insignis last year!

Believe it or not the rabbits were able to climb the new 4 foot vertical fence, so we had to include an overhang on the top......although Dad was all for wiring it up to the mains !

So the trees will be much happier this year. I like happy trees !