Friday, 25 November 2011

Wrapping up the garden

See the holly bright with berries
Weather  for the month of November has been exceptionally mild   even so  some jobs can't be avoided any longer.... Burlapping some shrubs is the last job in the garden for me.....
Rather like  getting ready for all the wrapping of Christmas presents.... I still wrap boxes, not bag everything.....
There is not  a lot of  plants to burlap but last winter a  very big bunny   ate  my Chinese  azalea  almost  to the ground from 4 feet..   nary a bloom last  spring........ so this is a priority this fall. No more feeding hungry  bunnies...

Bring on the bunny
 The  Japanese maple  has been in the  ground for 3 years so this year just the  trunk gets a wrap , so hope I am right on this step ; it is a  lovely tree do not want to lose it.
  Lastly   a viburnum  needs a bit of protection. I did not do it last winter and  because of that  not a flower to be seen,  frosted off........ me and the flowers...
Also leaving the dogwood tree to the elements this year.. . So hoping I won't regret next spring leaving  the maple and dogwood to the harsh winds of winter.
Is your garden  bundled up for winter yet?

4 comments:

Karen said...

Good for you, Rosemary, out there burlapping away. I wish I could get the energy to do this. I guess I don't know where I'd stop if I started, though. There's so many trees that could use the protection. I do wrap the ornamental dwarf crabapple tree trunks with aluminum window screen to a height of at least 3' to stop the rabbits from stripping the bark. We had that happen one year and it was devastating, lost six trees down in the formal garden that had taken us years to grow from little to big.

Does the burlap stop the rabbits from chewing? Around here we have Super Rabbits who seem to be able to chew through even the bark wrap paper, so that's why I have to use the window screen. They can't chew thru that!

Rosanne said...

Another job done, yea!

NO REASON NEEDED said...

I leave everything to the elements.

Rosemary said...

Karen I am hoping the burlap slows down the bunny....
Rosanne Yet another job ticked off list of many