Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pine Needles

We had thrown out our Christmas tree at the appropriate time but Lewisham council were very lax and didn't take it away, even though Dan tried ringing their Christmas tree hotline and it just rang and rang! It sat there for a good few weeks. Then Amy found out from the internet that strawberries like acidic soil and one of the things that benefits them instead of a straw mulch is a pine needle mulch. So back in came the Christmas tree and Amy patiently stripped the pine tree of its needles. It took her well over a week to do it as she kept getting tired thumbs!

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