Another huge weekend at the Block! We hired the brushcutter again and Eug finished off the southern boundary and then began work on cutting more paths through the maze.
It was the time for planting trees. Along the eastern boundary from the top we planted the dwarf apple, two pears, a cherry and a nectarine we had raised last spring from a pip. It may not bear fruit. We dug up one of the walnut seeds to put in the apple. We also planted another liquid amber along the southern boundary, counting out steps to leave room for the four poplars Eug wants to plant. In Norm’s corner we planted a silky oak (from Brenton).
This picture from the south eastern corner shows some of the trees with the mess of blackberry stalks in the foreground. There is still lots of cleaning up, mowing and raking to do.
There is a real difference between the work done with the brushcutter and the work of the spade and machete in the maze. The brushcutter is considerably more thorough and much quicker at clearing the blackberries. To clip and clear the paths was far easier.