My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'm knackered.

But not too knackered to show off!  All the bare-rooted fruit trees are planted, mulched and staked - but not tied yet - no hurricanes tonight please.

All the poplar and willow poles are in.  Little soldier lines of stakes.  They are close, but we figure we will get a better shelter sooner - and hubby is itching to use the chainsaw in a few years time.

My tree-planting hero.  We are in sight of the finish line, with only about 100 trees to go.

We've already lost a couple to wild rabbits so I sprayed the remaining ones with our super duper rabbit repellent. 

5 eggs
150 mls acrylic white paint
(I actually don't think the rabbits will mind what colour you use)
600 mls of water

Mix well and spray over your seedlings with a fine setting.


  1. Wow, nice work! Imagine when they all start producing, mmmmmm...

  2. Oh, well done! Just imagine all that shade to come...

  3. Looking good especially in about 5 years :)

    viv in dunedin


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