Or the promise of anyway.
Thanks to Steve who organised the purchase and to Lissa who collected them for me, I now have new plants to play with.
Two Golden Dwarf Coconuts are now ensconced in our 'Banana Circle' which plays host to 3 Paw Paws, 1 Lemonade and now the Coconuts, Rosemary and Chives.
We never did dig it out the full metre - about half that if we're lucky. I can see the value of a full-sized hole then the berm would be a decent size. As it is the berm is only a few inches above the soil level.
I've built up the area where the Coconuts will live, using some el cheepo potting mix, then adding 5-in-1 then sand. Ten kilos of sand per plant. Whether that's enough, we'll find out.
Since the stuff in the pit has started to really compost, the Paw Paws have come along in leaps and bounds. They are just about overtaking the 2 I planted 2 years earlier in a place nowhere near as well served with water and nutrients. No more space for another circle :-(. It is a system I can recommend to use up just about anything organic except kitchen scraps (no rats, please!) we've not had the mulcher out since we dug it.
The 2 babies
Building up the layers, beginning with potting mix then 5-in-1 and the mix the plant came in (1:1 compost and sand).
Finished planting topped off with sand. I figured in their natural state a Coconut would not be mulched.
These little uninvited guests greeted us at the front door a few days ago. We hoped that they heralded rain. Not so far! A few mms of rain, many sticky flies and a few Kookas telling us there is some coming. But then so is Christmas, sooner or later.
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