Monday, December 19, 2016
Cleaning up the beds
Got started on cleaning up the beds for winter. V dug out 2 extension beds along the curve of the ruined wood oven and planted the standard roses, the loquat and a dwarf apple tree we had in pots. Took some hard digging as you can see by the rocks he took out.
I planted some tulips and daffodils around. Not sure they´ll have enough chill hours, but fingers crossed. Dug up the dahlia I liked and divided the prodigious roots. Not confident any will survive replanting next spring. Dusted them with cinnamon, which the internet tells me is a natural anti-fungal. We´ll see. Still need to divide and move some irises and roses.
Also got started on hanging some Christmas decorations. I cut some greenery around the place and in the woods when walking with Breo. I never remember what a faff this is, until I´m doing it.
Retrieved some barrel hoops from a dumping spot to try making some ¨rustic¨ wreathes. I always start off with a lot of enthusiasm, but the hamfisted results frustrate me. Why people dump crap in the woods instead of taking it to the punto limpio where they can get rid of it for free baffles me.
On to the holiday baking, which I haven´t even started yet.