NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

This blog shows my activities and other people's initiatives. There are also articles that have been contributed.
The photo shows the garden in early May 2013


Saturday, 31 October 2009

Tanya Seifert

Tanya Seifert, my older niece has done a number of gigs to hear her wonderful voice go to:
www.myspace.com/tanyaseifert
The next two Jacob's Ladder Festivals are:Jacob's Ladder Winter Weekend Fri-Sat 4/5/ December 2009Jacob's Ladder Spring Festival Thurs-Sat 6/7/8 May 2010Please join website mailing list for updates.www.jlfestival.com
The next two Jacob's Ladder Festivals are:Jacob's Ladder Winter Weekend Fri-Sat 4/5/ December 2009Jacob's Ladder Spring Festival Thurs-Sat 6/7/8 May 2010Please join website mailing list for updates.www.jlfestival.com
The next two Jacob's Ladder Festivals are:Jacob's Ladder Winter Weekend Fri-Sat 4/5/ December 2009Jacob's Ladder Spring Festival Thurs-Sat 6/7/8 May 2010Please join website mailing list for updates.www.jlfestival.com
Blog authors note: Jacobs Ladder was originally established on Kibbutz Machanayim in the upper Galilee

A Message from the founder Menachem Vinograd
Dear Folks
It would seem that our website has been hijacked. We hope this is a temporary
situation and we will soon get it under control.In the meantime anyone wishing to order tickets for the Winter Weekend can do so by phone, Sun -Thursday 10.00 am - 13.00 hrs.04-6850403.We have a fabulous program lined up, with Hans Theessink the Bluesmaster fromHolland, and Michael J and Band from the USA .
Michael is the USA's foremost Tribute to Johnny Cash artist.There are many more artists, workshops and sing-alongs lined up.There are a few hotel rooms left at Ginnosar, so book now - 04-6700320 Wishing you all a Peaceful, Healthy and Musical New YearMenachem & Yehudit Jacob's Ladder Winter Weekend Nof Ginnosar December 4th&5th 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Latest Work


My interest lies in creating landscapes rather than a single lone tree in a pot. Usually the trays will have a rock. There are some rocks in the first tray but they are not visable as they are supporting the beach which has a concrete base to contain the water. There are three chinese elm in the tray which will be left outside which means that the trees may well lose their leave unless we have a mild winter.

The next pot is serissa foetida (tree of a thousand stars) which will be kept inside. All being well the tree will keep it's leaves except for a slight yellowing. As you can see the tree is perched over a rock. I have experimented with this by slightly nicked the cambium to encourage root growth from the treunk into the rock known as airlayering. There is a 50/50 chance for this to work. The cut is covered by some moss and the area is secured to the rock.
The last trees is an older piece left outside which because of the changable weather it lost some leaves which are now returning. The Chinese Elm is planted in a rock and surrounded by water. You will see that a man is sitting astride the rock fishing.

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

A selection showing the garden and mini landscapes.

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A number of the mini landscapes are for sale.

Later October views of the Plot and some of our garden.



The Vegetable plot is in a constant state change even at this time when there is less to do. Next year I plan for it to look very different and with a larger variety of vegetables. My strategy is that when one type of vegetable has been harvested to immendiately replace it with another. I haven't been able to apply it fully this year due to a late start.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Views from the plot







Photos from late summer 2009
The area next to the cabbage patch had just been cleared of pak choy and salad leaf.







I was rather late in acquiring access to this plot and started clearing the wild raspberries which were head high and a mass of other rubbish in late and then there was the bonfires. I am rather against doing that on a plot. The horticultural advisor who trained me for some years in the finer points of vegetable growing said that it was not good to do that and indeed where I burnt as I had no other option the harvest was quite poor. It was all a bit of a rush to sow.
There was also the difficulty of not having a water source onsite to contend with. I managed
to sort out a solution. Despite the opinions of some about not watering much I do believe in the importance of regular watering of all crops during dry spells. If there was a tap onsite I would consider installing drip irrigation for some crops. But for now that is not feasable .
Further down the blog is more information about the coming year.



Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Autumnal look











Photos of the garden taken on the 10th October 2009. The bananas have been wrapped with a straw and fleece coating to protect against the winter freezes. I started early this year as I used a more elaborate process. I started by creating a tepee of canes around the trunk. I pushed straw beteen the canes and the trunk. Finally wrapping with fleece which was secured with wire. I decided to do this earlier than necessary due to the process being more involved.