Yesterday I've been cat whispering. Mobli starts drooling as soon as I caress him.
Strangely enough the best thing is to stroke him when he is looking the other way!?
And then suddenly I was allowed to touch him when he was laying besides me...
with his back towards me :)
When we arrived here in 2006 there was a plum tree in our back yard. In wintertime this area flooded regularly. It was more like a bog garden. The tree itself was a poor looking specimen but the early blossom was to die for. So we held on to this tree for a couple more years but finally we had to cut
February 2009 we've planted 7 Pyrus chanticleer espaliers on higher ground, parallel to our drive.
We wanted to improve the view from our kitchen window on the 3-layer apartment block next-door.
First the kenderman dug a deep narrow trench all the way to the back of the garden. For that he needed
a power shovel. He really enjoyed using that digger :) He placed a drainage pipe, added a layer of recycled shells and stones and filled up with the original ground and lots of compost.
After 6 years I would say the trees are "coping" but not thriving. A professional told us the trees are infected with a fungus called Venturia inaequalis. But lets try and focus on the bright side....