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How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 21:16

Thanks, I'll look into that. It sounds great. 

How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 19:05

I didn't know they'd send samples. I'll have a go at that. Yes I was wondering if I could just peg down a tarpauline. It would make the pears much easier to move too. I always add most of them to the vegetable patch to enrich the soil and it makes the soil incredibly water retentive, which is a huge book in East Anglia, where the weather can be so dry. I eat a few too, of course, but 6 wheelbarrow loads a year is a lot of pears.

Which artificial turf would you most recommend?

 

Thanks!

 

How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:14

Thanks, those are great ideas.

I did have grass before but I'd accidentally bought super-fast growing grass which gave us all epic hayfever. It's really hard to totally get rid of that grass as the tiny fragments of it in the ground continually regrow. Currently I have a large area of ground under black weed supressing membrane, which is not very attractive, but does control the grass. I also get about 6 wheelbarrow loads (literally) of pears falling on to is and have to scoop them up with a snow shovel every year, so the choice of covering is really quite tricky. Thanks so much for all these ideas. I am mulling them all over and having a good think about it all. 

Ta!

 

 

How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:33

Gosh! I had no idea. Oh well.

How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 16:55

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. What would you recommend in artifical play mulch? I've decided to return the bark as it is astonishingly smelly and would give both my son and myself headaches in no-time-flat. 

Thanks so much for the comments. 

JSP

How long does bark mulch smell of pine trees

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:26

Hi,

I've just had bark mulch delivered to put down on a children's play area and it smells really strongly of pine trees. I wondered if anybody knows how long it takes for the pine smell to go away? My son and I get headaches from pine tree and grass smells and I have got rid of the lawn but don't want to then replace it with a problematic perfume. 

Thanks!

 

JSP

path covering for under fruit trees

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 09:30

Thanks, that's a useful thought. I had also considered barley straw, but I'm not sure if it would smell and cause allergies the way bedding straw in a guinea pig cage can. Have you ever tried that?

Thanks!

path covering for under fruit trees

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:14

Hi,

I am looking for a path covering to go between lines of slabs and under fruit trees. Ideally I'd like to use bark, but I can't think of how to pick up the 6 wheelbarrow loads of pears that are dropped every year without picking up the bark too. I usually pick up the pears using a bit plastic snow shovel. I don't want to use grass because of allergies. I already have black weed suppressing membrane down and really just want something to put on top. 

Any ideas very much appreciated. 

Thanks!

JSP

 

alpines in block paving

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:05

Thanks! That's good to know. That must be where I'm getting it from. I used to watch Geoff Hamilton every week, but it's such a long time ago. 

I have some alpine seeds in a pot waiting for them to germinate but they're just going fuzzy with fungus and not doing much. Do you think they'd be better in the cold for a slow germination?

Thanks!

 

alpines in block paving

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:54

Hi,

I've had an idea for a garden design feature and I'd like ask other users whether they think the plants will like it. 

I've never grown alpines before, having grown up in a very wet location. Now I live with a hot dry garden in Cambridgeshire. One border is so hot that only South African and South American plants survive in it. I'm trying to make a grass-free garden because of allergy issues, and I am on a tightish budget. 

Anyway, I had this thought to lay a sweeping curve of block paving (very cheap) and leave some of the blocks out and fill the holes with alpines. It should be hot dry, and well drained and I thought it might be interesting as I've never done anything like this. 

I just wondered if anyone had any insight into whether this is a good idea from the plants' point of view? There is no risk at all of them sitting wet. 

Thanks!

JSP

 

 

 

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