Back when it was sunny and hot and I needed shade.
Back when planting season was a long way off.
Back when I was enthusiastic, keen, fired up.
Back then I ordered trees. Lots and lots of trees.
32 Norfolk Island Hibiscus
30 Weeping Bottlebrush
30 Cabbage Tree
32 Five finger
20 Copper Sheen Teatree
5 Liquid Amber
5 Silk Tree
(And we've already planted all the poplar and willow stakes)
Time to pay the piper.
We won't be answering the phone today, we'll be too busy planting trees.
(Actually, we're taking it in turns. One plants till they get tired, then they come in for a rest (which means supervising the kids), and the other one goes and plants.)
PS - someone asked me if the poplar and willow stakes had roots. Nope, they are just sticks. You keep them in water until it's time to plant and you just have to make sure you bang them into the ground the right way up ;)