A small summary of our works/plantings on the property of the last weeks and months.
We have embellished the entrance by planting flowers in old containers (wood and zinc) found in the barn.
Around the property
As already informed in one of the last articles, we have placed wooden poles around the property to plant various shrubs and trees. The first plants were planted.
1 Hedge red Berberitza (approx. 20 plants)
2 rhododendron bushes
2 small figs trees from our Toulouse garden
2 other bushes not identifiable
Furthermore we are about to transfer some of the following shrubs to the borders:
Planted in 2017: 2 gooseberries, 1 hazelnut
Planted in 2018: 2 currants and 1 raspberry. 2 elderberry bushes were planted on the northern border between the pampas grass last weekend.
Meanwhile there are 17 fruit trees on our orchard:
2 old apple trees, 1 old quince (next to it grows a small quince branch)
2017 planted: 2 figs, 1 cherry, 1 peach, 1 pear, 1 apple
2018 planted: 1 pomegranate, 1 mirabelle, 1 almond, 1 apricot, 1 offshoot of the plum tree from Toulouse
Tranferred from the northern border to the orchard meadow (November 2018): 1 plum, 1 apple, 1 cherry
The bed at the place of the former barn
In summer we tore down three barns => Link to the Article
So far planted: two rhododendrons, a shrub from Toulouse, which we have divided into several. 2 small loorber tree cuttings, iris tubers from Toulouse and many spring flowering plants.
We bought three maple trees in mid-November and brought them into the ground on the same day. We hope that they will grow well, survive the winter and wear a colourful foliage dress next autumn.
After the great grape harvest from the barn this year (Link to the article: harvest 2018), we have decided to reserve a place of the property for wine growing. Let’s see how the plants develop. Maybe we will add more next year.