Emu Valley Newsletter – April 2018

  • Date: 4th April 2018
  • author: Neet

AROUND THE GARDEN

I hope the Easter Bunny was extra kind to you all but you still found time to work out in the garden or better still, perhaps you made a visit to EVRG ? Whatever you did, I hope it was a relaxing day.

During last week Maurie, Trevor and I started a list of species that need to be planted out and we have now begun allocating positions for these as we have had a reasonable amount of rain at the garden plus the soil is still warm. This will promote good root growth so it makes the perfect conditions to be planting now. We have already planted out 77 rhododendrons at the time of writing this, in countries such as Sichuan, Tibet and Yunnan along with another 120 set aside which we hope to get in to the ground by the end of this week. We will start on sorting through the vireyas, deciduous azaleas, hybrids and mixed variety of trees and shrubs shortly. We then need to fertilise and mulch these new plantings to give them the best chance of
living a healthy and happy life. Plenty to do and the list seems to keep on growing!

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