|one of four new stacks of oak rounds|
|too big to stack, almost too big and awkward to even move!|
When this sort of thing happens all plans get changed to accommodate the bonanza of free energy. I had to rest for several days after this job, it was essentially 5 days of 3 to 4 hours of powerlifting. In the middle of this job I was also working with a neighbor I hired to dig out the Bamboo Trench. The shallow maintenance trench wasn't holding up to traffic so we are installing a bamboo barrier according to the advice received from Brightside Bamboo who have been nothing but extremely helpful.
|we've left the maintenance trench at the bottom to allow for drainage|
The 60 mil 30" wide barrier is sized for our species of bamboo, phyllostacus spectabilis, and extends down about 28". My neighbor used a post hole digger to deepen the existing trench and we are backfilling and compacting along the inside edge.
|the drainage line from the roof crosses the barrier and keeps the bamboo watered|
The material doesn't handle sharp corners so we had to straighten out the turn.
|this modification yielded some root that I am trying to bring on to a potted bamboo plant|
In the meantime some of the artichokes got past the harvesting stage but we don't mind because the flowers are so spectacular.
|these buds are bigger around than my head|
|a giant flower|