Since we purchased a number of palms, the next step was to plant them. Hopefully they will fare well, as we have had extreme temperatures of late of almost 40 degrees Celsius.
I had originally contemplated adding another bluestone wall to section of this area, but when I removed lots of ivy I discovered a few rocks underneath. Adding the two larger bluestone blocks has provided enough of a barrier that a structured wall is probably overkill, much to my labourer husband’s delight.
Nevertheless, with his digging skills, guess who had the task of planting all the palms? That was obviously a rhetorical question.
The first palm planted was a Canary Island palm, Phoenix canariensis.
The second palm, Phoenix roebelinii went in. I was excited because my tropical garden was finally under way.
Another trip? Yessiree, a New Zealand cruise, about which I will later be blogging on Travels with Princess & Quiquinou.