"Fringe tree: Removed some of the turf and added a little ground soil mixed with mushroom compost, then newspaper, then mulch. Mulch makes everything look so pretty."
"Great news about your fringe tree.*"
Sometimes all I need is a kick in the behind to get motivated. Like when Betty gave me all thos plants, I knew I better get to digging, and I went on a marathon!
Today I also removed some of the turf and added a little ground soil mixed with mushroom compost, then newspaper, then mulch to the following at the other property:
Weigelia, peach tree*, nectarine tree*
Both of the fruit trees (really small, only 3 feet tall, IF that) produced plenty of fruit last year. This year nothing at all, the neighbors down the street is loaded! These trees have nevr been fertilized as long as we have had the property (about 7 years) as we worked on the road 90 percent of the time and only mowed the lawn and pruned a little here and there, nothing else.
Any suggestions on what to get them going. Probably just a little TLC. Will the mushroom compost help with that? Or should I apply a fertilizer. There are not even any BUDS looking about to bust.
Another note: I meant to keep this article from the newspaper 3 weeks ago, put it aside, forgot, and used it as a weed barrier, so never got to read the article. But I do remember the*ghist of the headline...about not being enough honeybees to pollinate this year. I realize I have not seen ANY honeybees around this property, but plenty at the 10-acre. Could this be a reason why we have no fruit?
Boy, did this topic go astray!!!!