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view from corner of patio


view from corner of patio

late nov, 2008 looking much better after winter tidy up



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Hi Ang is that Compost Your Putting Down Around Your Plants or are u having a Good Flower Bed Dig Over :) X

24 Nov, 2008

 

It's B & Q organic mulch, Jac, £5 per bag, each bag covers approx 1.5 sq metres, so can work out really expensive, but essential, especially for new gardens. need to lay it 2" thick all over beds, it helps retain moister, surpresses weeds, protects crowns of perennials over winter, and improves the soil in the process, - the worms reallycome in handy for this, as throughout the season they drag it all down into the soil, hense no need to dig over in the spring! the best thing to use is leaf mould or your own compost from composter, but i have used all that was ready, from my composters, so i am having to buy more, but hopefully next year i am going to get some bigger composters so that i don't need to top up from B & Q. but i have learnt over the years that winter mulching makes such a big difference to sucess the following year!

24 Nov, 2008

 

Really Ang! Iv been emptying my containers old compost onto the Boarders do u think thats agood idea 2? :D

24 Nov, 2008

 

yeah why not, still organic, should be fine. an effective winter mulch does need to be a couple of inches thick though. but emptying containers is also good, i do that too.

24 Nov, 2008

 

Looking great with the funky bird bath!

24 Nov, 2008

 

Oh I love that bird bath Angie. Fab. Your garden looks lovely.

25 Nov, 2008

 

thanks Gilli and Janey. Lori thinks it looks like a bed pan! lol

25 Nov, 2008

 

Garden's looking great!

27 Nov, 2008

 

Is that Brookes Little Tree On Right in Square Pot in this Pic Ang:)

16 Dec, 2008

 

yep that's it Jac, it has nearly doubled in size since last year, so just be warned! lol - yours may not be the same variety as mine, why don't you point it out to Bluespruce, he will defo be able to tell ya.

16 Dec, 2008

 

Great idea Ang :) Thanx

16 Dec, 2008



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