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Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: Today at 10:31

I liked the drum idea pansyface, but found something better, its the collar they use for plumbing underground. its already cerated as its meant to be cut/sawn, so you can cut the size you want easily.  I think this is an expensive product, but there is often leftovers, so pretty good solution. 

I wont have enough, so using cut wood as well (into squares) for other new trees. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:36

Was hoping for something circular. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:23

Hi they are great white cherry.  it will be a flower bed but empty at the moment.  Logs and rocks i have. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:44

hi, not sure if this should be garden design - but i have just put some trees in, now looking to weed supress at the base of them, got some wood chips. 

I need to keep these in place, some are on the flat and some are on a slope.  I guess lawn edging is normally used?  I was looking for something a bit more interesting. 

I can make squares from scrap wood, but would like circles if anyone has any ideas for recycling anything?  Something like a metal barrel hoop would be idea (but obviously i dont have any of those!)

Laurel - uses

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:36

Having seen them i changed my mind and going for portugal laurel - it looks nice and i think more versitIle.

Laurel - uses

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 22:49

Think ill just get 3 and try and triangle arrangement In a windy spot. 

Laurel - uses

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:47

Its the common one ive seen nice and cheap.  I do have plenty of space and could do with something there in winter stopping some wind.  Dont really fancy a formal hedge though. 

Laurel - uses

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:42

I could definitely do with more evergreens and more structure - im just looking at laurel as it seems to look good all year round, and i think good in windy sites. 

my question is - is laurel just a rather large hedge plant or is it good for a mixed shrubbery?  or other places?  Any good ideas for using laurel??

Help! Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 18:11

I sympathise and am in the same position - biggish garden, most of it still to do, so probably 80 percent of it is still mud and weeds.  Its very difficult when plants you buy are small and there is plenty of space for weeds to spring up.  

joyce is right there is not just one solution.  My most successful bits have been heavily mulched with bark.  I also used green manure type seeds in large areas i had no plants to fill, they supress weeds, improve the soil and are great for bees. 

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:56

I had the same thing and it was short tailed voles. Ate beetroot, but left all the carrots.  They are quite cute though. 

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