Needless to say, I wasn't terribly upset when the falling oak took them out. And over the weekend I got my wish.
And had a little bonfire with the sticks and fallen branches from the yard.
During my bonfire respite, I contemplated my dirty fingers from the day's work. At least I still have all my fingers after all these years of projects.
Because we had other commitments on Sunday, I couldn't plant them until tonight.
And now I have my own little edible fruit orchard.
- Sweet Sixteen apple
- Honeycrisp apple
- Polly peach
All are dwarf varieties and winter hardy here. The peach is self-fertile so it doesn't need a pollinator. It'll probably take a couple of years before we get any signification amount of fruit, but I'm not in a hurry.
I'll probably have to dig out the pair of Taunton Yews along the wall. They have always been completely protected from the sun and now that the space gets full sun, they've gotten pretty crispy and won't survive.