Settling The Gingko

Our gingko tree, left by our predecessors, has occupied a large terracotta pot which it has been gradually splitting asunder ever since we bought the house ten years ago. Having had to cut down the weeping birch tree we decided to move the gingko to a permanent home and settled on Elizabeth’s Bed at the south end of the garden.

It was Martin’s major task this morning to clear a space by

moving several plants to be transplanted elsewhere;

digging a hole into the hard clay soil;

lifting and positioning the tree;

then composting the area for the finished work.

When not photographing this graft, I carried out a dead-heading and weeding operation then

turned my camera onto other plants, all of which bear titles in the gallery.

Busy bumble bees, like this one investigating a campanula clump, kept me company.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s meaty mince cottage pie; tender cabbage, and firm Brussels sprouts.


    1. It is a beauty which was here when we came. Thanks very much, Tootlepedal

  1. So many amazing helpers! Yay, Martin! His hard-work creates such beauty! Yay, Derrick! Your dead-heading, weeding, and photographing is so helpful! πŸ™‚ Many people receive joy from your fabulous work! πŸ™‚ Yay, Jackie! All of us would love to dine on one of your delicious meals! Your dedicated work and chef-ing talents are admired and appreciated! πŸ™‚ Yay, Buzzy Busy Bee! His efforts are adding to the garden’s loveliness! πŸ™‚
    Oh, and…so great to see Arthur Bell and Doc Ruppel! They’re lookin’ handsome! They are two of my faves!!
    (((HUGS))) to all the helpers! (Except Mr. Bee. I’ll just smile and wave at him!) ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  2. Spring has definitely sprung in your particular part of paradise. As for moving a hundred plants so that a newcomer can fit in, well that’s par for the course.

  3. Martin comes through again. Your garden is gorgeous and lush. I’m sure the Gingko will thrive in its new spot.

  4. I am glad to hear the ginko tree got a permanent home in the garden. It should be quite happy there now.

    All those sunlit flowers brought a smile of joy. Thank you, Derrick, Jackie and Martin!

  5. God bless Martin for his wonderful help! Your garden is so beautiful, Derrick. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing those precious photos of your wonderful flowers! Have a happy day!!

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