Yes that would work...not...right in the shade of another big tree and next door to the boys' bonfire pile. So I stamped my feet a bit yesterday and gave an ultimatum about which shade tree was coming down...
"Hmmm, maybe you could get rid of the apple tree and then use that patch - you'd get full sun there".
So I called his bluff (he knows I love the apple tree with a passion) and said okay then, Michael get the axe. Michael was gobsmacked because he knows no-one's allowed to touch the apple tree...
"Hmmm maybe not the apple tree because it blocks out the balcony on the 2-storey house up the road. We'll trim all the shade trees and then you can put a new patch in the middle so it'll get more sun."
So Michael got the axe and trimmed up the tree we call "The Twins" - 2 trees that grew in the same spot.
And here's a rough marking of the new patch.
Still in the shade early this morning but there's
more chopping to be done yet.
I bought the plants yesterday so Richard has to ordered the soil today. Michael and I had a lovely time choosing our stock.
Michael is our "doer", he likes to be busy outside and as part of his schooling this year he is doing a horticulture certificate - hopefully leading into a school based apprenticeship next year.
Looking forward to a good day in the garden.