Thursday, May 21, 2020

A return to the window box

For a variety of reasons I have been neglecting the window box for a number of years, but now I am back encouraged by people asking me about the project.

I took the photo below a couple of days ago on 19 May.

Much has disappeared due to neglect - mainly lack of watering in dry weather - but several sallows are still alive and there are tutsan, herb-robert, goosegrass all doing well.  The holly in the foreground has also survived but the sallow log is in a very decayed state but much appreciated by woodlice - a sort of woodlouse castle..

There is quite a thick covering of dead leaves over the whole surface and I shall leave these.  I have also cut back (coppiced) the tutsan as it was rather overwhelming the right hand end of the window box.