With the other trees we like the chooks to jump in and scratch. They can fertilise the trees but can't kick the mulch off because the bales keep it in. The bales also keep the roots cooler in summer, give protection in winter and keep the moisture in.
I took my job so seriously that I removed some branches that need to be pruned, even though they had fruit! I've never been able to bring myself to do that before but it needed to happen for the good of the tree. I need to google to see if there are any uses for green lemons.Nelly Mary left a comment on my fizzy rhubarb post to tell me that if I leave it longer it will turn into rhubarb champagne! Thanks Nelly Mary! I have a batch on the go and have explained to the children that they must ask before drinking the fizzy rhubarb now! Imagine if they found some that had been maturing for a while! I'm not sure how long I leave it to mature. I guess I use trial and error. I have been saving champagne bottles to bottle it because I believe their shape makes it possible to hold more pressure. I will bottle the champagne in two days but I'm not sure how to cap them yet. Anyone have any experience with this? Hopefully I will write a
all my work in the garden, it is starting to look a lot better. It might be too late for good results but I'm just happy to see some life back!