Posted: 24/09/2013 at 19:03
Thanks for all your replies. It is a shame as I was told it cost about £20,000 but I have turned the idea over for a year now and I do not have horses and have decided it is the best for our use. The bark is about 12" deep and there is gravel under this but the bark is quite decomposed and soil like in structure. There have been weeds galore growing in it and it is a mamoth task hand weeding it as I don't want to use chemicals. My idea is to have close planting to supress weeds although I do have the dreaded mares tail. I have found tramping on it and spraying with neat vinegar knocks the top growth back within 24 hours.