Wednesday, 2 June 2010

twiggy gets a move

I kept going back and forth about what to do with the designer twig.  I thought I'd move it to where I dug out the hebe stump, but I realised that in the winter it doesn't get any direct sun.  That's not a good thing for citrus, which ripens up their fruit in the winter!  So I finally decided it needed a bigger pot.  Which meant going for the full half wine barrel!
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/twigbarrel1.JPG
It takes a LOT of potting soil to fill one of these suckers.  I mixed some sand into the soil for the bottom third to make sure it didn't get boggy, then in it went.

It does look a lot happier in its new home.  It wasn't actually very root-bound in the old pot which means it will be years before it fills out this pot.  And the bloody thing is so heavy, it's not going anywhere.  In maybe 3 or 4 years I'll pull it out just to trim the roots and the leaves to keep it to a small size.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/twigbarrel2.JPG
I can't wait until it gets its next flush of flowers, this is definitely the year for it to fruit!

1 comments:

Mari said...

Wow, DT sure looks luxuriant in that wine barrel! A happy home, to be sure.