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I've been wanting to share some pictures for a while now, but between the rain and the infestation of hackberry sprouts due to birds + rain keeps me busy pulling and raking. Now, of course, the cottonwood tree is firing up its cotton production . . . . not too bad yet. Anyhow, the first year I was doing a lot of digging, amending, creating walkways, hauling rocks and gravel. Year two was a lot of planting, moving, replanting, changing my mind and then the scorching hot summer did a number on a lot of the foliage, which I was concerned about. I use a lot of natives so they tend to be pretty well adapted to the heat. Fortunately, this spring things are coming back, filling in and it looks like it will be a good year overall. The heaviest part is behind me.
I looked at my start yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised to realize that my "little" start ain't so little any more!
As a matter of fact, it distinctly looks as though my walking onions are putting on their track shoes judging by the number of bulblets they look like they're putting on!
Does anyone else around here grow them?
The place I'm thinking of is in a raised part of the garden, about a metre higher than the level below, and contained by a stone wall. My concern is that if the quince has invasive roots, such as some trees have, it might end up breaking the wall.
Does anyone know if that's likely to happen?
(I live in the UK, in the east midlands.)
I soaked my bulbs overnight in water and then gave them a good dowsing in Louisiana hot sauce from the bulb all the way up the sprouting stem (I used the house brand from MuleWart).
My Hubby was a lot stingier with his bulbs. His only got a few drops splashed on them.
The squirrels dug his bulbs up but then left them alone. (I had to go back and recover his.)
They didn't even bother to dig mine up!
And the moles haven't come anywhere near any of them either which is a good thing since apparently I have the Vigo County franchise rights on mole reproduction in the state of Indiana.
(It's so funny: The moles won't cross over into the Lawn Nazi's yard next door in spite of him telling me that he doesn't use lawn chemicals!)
(BTW: The comments section that follows this article has some interesting comments that might be worth reading too.)
Here's the name of the article and the website if you're interested:
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