Friday, December 21, 2007
Oasis and Apples
This is one of the Birds water containers.I bought two shallow green plastic bowls which I have sunk into the ground and surrounded them with stones.They have square edges which are not as deep.The Hellebore Nigra is posing by the water bowl.
I dont want the birds drowning in the bowls like someone said could happen.
I was woken up at half one by the delivery man with a long rectangular box.Inside was a Mallus Braeburn, my Patio Apple tree.
It was contained in a green tall plastic container like a water dispenser. I have repotted it in a larger container.I need to buy a large pot for it so the roots can spread.It has one bud on it. The blurb said it would fruit in its first year!
Its hard to imagine as it is a couple of sticks in a pot at the moment! I guess gardeners need vivid imaginations to visualise a plant in its full potential.
I watched the birds again today.The bird table and ground feeder are hives of activity now with birds flying in, grabbing some seed, then flying off.
The Robin watched me water the apple tree from the top of the fence. He is guarding his territory but there are a lot of birds flying in for free seed!
I like the two water containers, I looked at Better Home and Garden website.They made a bird bath from concrete poured into a bowl shaped recess in the soil, and decorated it with crushed coloured glass.
My two small bowls will do untill I get some proper bird water baths, or make a small pond.The garden is slowly turning into an oasis for wildlife, roll on Spring and Summer.Who knows what visitors I will have.