After a restorative cup of tea and large slice of cake we prepared ourselves to tackle the next stage – the planting! Having bashed down the soil to flatten it out a bit, we unrolled the planting guide paper roll and carefully slid it onto the bed, taking care to cut slots in the back to fit around the roses in situ. We then cut the holes indicated on the roll for the plants, and dug out small pockets underneath each one, putting in a good slosh of water as we did so. We then placed each plant in its hole to get an idea of how it would look - some minor rearrangement was then made by me at the back, deciding that one plant would look better further along the back.
debated the best way of wetting the plants root bowl we finally settled
on a good dunk in a bucket of water then popping each one into place. A
final layer of topsoil went down to cover the roll and we were finally
done, save for some final patting down and checking that all the plants
were nicely settled in their new homes.
So what are all these lovely new plants I have to play with? Stay tuned for the next post to find out!