Sunday, April 1, 2012

Good Ol' Farmer MacGregor

Berry Screens - eastside (view from north)
Farmer MacGregor is 1/2 way through the construction of the boysenberry retreat.  Each plant has a screen for support.  Canes that will produce berries (floracanes) will be tied to the screens until harvest.  At that time, those harvested canes will be removed and replaced with the new growth of canes (primocanes) that will produce the following year.  The berries are planted in what is now a raised bed.  Those beds are just now gaining exposure to a full day of sun.  Soon this area will be cooking in sun all day long.
Berry Beds - eastside
The rest of the area was sloped away from the wall and topped with some gravel.  Sprinkler lines will have the drip nozzle replaced with a bubbler type sprinkler head.  The old nozzles are not able to handle the water pressure.  While testing the lines yesterday, there was a geyser like display similar to the Bellagio.

6 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

'Berry' nice screens! It will be a beautiful addition to your garden.

Tony Alllen said...

If you have that effects on your sprinklers than good show mate! Couldn’t have done it better myself. Summertime is fast approaching and all our plant goodies and garden beds nee all the mopisture maintenance they can get to combat the heat.

Donna said...
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Julia@PolkaDotGaloshes said...

I love your berry screens, feeling inspired to try this at my place. I really love that they are practical as well as so visually beautiful. great job! I'll be sure to follow their progress. Cheers Julia

Bill Bird said...

Good to see you back online May. You'll love homegrown berries. May I also suggest that you look at the bush varieties like Arapaho that don't need trellising? I have these planted between my berries that do need trellising. They do very well, and they are thorn less.

MAYBELLINE said...

Thanks Bill for the suggestion. How do you prune that variety?