Sunday, 11 July 2010

Hot and windy

Due to the hot and windy weather, watering is done early morning and late evening.  I also check the smaller trees and anything in very shallow containers around midday and apply water directly to the soil to maintain the soil moist throughout the day.

My Hornbeams really don't like this weather and are suffering from leaf burn even though I have moved them to a sheltered part of the garden.

Feeding continues on a weekly basis with balanced fertiliser, as does the daily pinching of new shoots on Junipers and elms.

The large Japanese Maple which was defoliated in early June is now back in full leaf, giving a second showing the vibrant spring colour.