If you continue the line and go back to the starting point you will also get the square meterage (or footage) – handy for ordering mulch, turf, fertiliser, top dressing or, for that matter, plants.
This also works on most types of tablet. Though there may be some variations on different devices, the principle is the same.
You can also save your measurements by doing a screen grab (Ctrl+Print Screen or Windows Key+Shift+S on a PC) then pasting into your app of choice. We used Microsoft Paint, but other brands are available...
This is also handy if you need any help doing drawings for planning projects.
Before you ask when ‘open ground’ season is at Palmstead (it’s in the ‘Trees and Specimens’ guidance notes in the link above), we first need to look at a number of variables that dictate when we start and finish lifting bare root trees. We generally aim to lift between November and March, but as with so many things in gardening and horticulture (and if you’ll pardon the pun) it all depends on the ‘whether’:
• Whether or not it’s too muddy to get our machines out to the trees;
• Whether the ground will be too hard and dry;
• Whether the ground will be too frozen to lift them without causing damage…While you’ve been reading this it’s stopped raining, so you can now go back outside and prune the roses to prevent the wind rocking them to and fro.