Sunday, November 30, 2014

Divide and conquer

In 2011 we planted a lovely red Phormium "Guardsman" behind the wrong way sign, following a year later with another nearby. I'd always planned to add more but never got around to it. 

With the recent incident involving a car plowing through the wrong way sign and knocking the first Phormium around, the time seemed right to dig it up and divide it, replanting sections in the same area. 

Surprisingly in just 2 hours we had it out of the ground and divided in four. Each section was tied up using a Phormium leaf (aka New Zealand Flax - tough and fibrous!) and planted with some freshly dug compost. 

Now all we need is rain (any minute) and some stakes to hold them upright (ummm)...


3 comments:

  1. Looking great! Wish I could have been there to help : )

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  2. Every cloud has a silver lining :)
    Great work!

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  3. Yay! Now that I'm back in town can't wait to check out how great everything looks after the volunteer day : )

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