Sunday, 6 November 2016

Planting LolliPop Trees Elaeagnus ebbingei

I can not believe the day had finally arrived, the trees we had put so much thought into were going to be planted.

We had the conifer and last shrubs removed and the whole area dug over and ready for the arrival of the LolliPop Trees Elaeagnus ebbingei.

Area cleared and ready for the trees

I was on the school run when they arrived. I walked round into the back garden to see five of the most beautiful trees in huge pots ready to be planted.

Mr MC&W had chatted to the team that the trees need to be the same height despite there being a slight slope.

Elaeagnus ebbingei all ready to be planted

It was great to see the tape measure out checking the spacing between each one, as this was such a crucial part of the design.

I can not believe how fast they got the first tree in and how polite they were when we suddenly realised it was overhanging the neighbours' boundary. They brought it forward no questions.

First Elaeagnus ebbingei in but had to be moved

All five went in under 4 hours, I honestly do not think we would have one hole dug in that time.

Then they were planted and we could not keep the smiles of our faces, they look stunning. The beautiful silvery green leaves of the trees allowing for the screen we wanted up high.

The team told us that the area was very sheltered and the trees would not need staking. The next job was to water them well. The trees that had been planted where the conifer had been needed more water as the ground was so dry.

Elaeagnus ebbingei all planted and looking beautiful

Our view from upstairs

It also still gives us the ability to plant under the trees and create a beautiful border. I Love it when a plan comes together and has taught us we can have the vision and make a bold statement. 

I will now be mainly watering these for the next couple of weeks and worrying as killing these would be rather expensive. 
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  1. Oh they look stunning, I have no idea what I'm doing in the garden and can barely manage to keep a hanging basket alive so am very impressed :) #picknmix

  2. Oh they look just gorgeous! Brilliant choice of tree, I now want one of these in my garden! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix lovely

    Stevie xx

  3. I love these trees they are so cute! Thanks for linking to #Picknmix
    Eilidh x

  4. Those trees are lovely! They are a beautiful addition to your yard. I'm a bit jealous! :)

  5. How beautiful! Be careful with that water it would be such a shame for all your hard work and those beautiful trees. Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT 🌟