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anything too deeply - especially plants like this violet that is making the effort to grow already.As I have said before I make a lot of compost here but there is never enough to mulch the whole garden so, every other year I buy a trailer load of the stuff
I have just ordered a whopping great pile of manure. A couple of weeks ago we finished cutting everything back and hunting down any perennial weeds that were hiding beneath the plants in readiness for mulching: had it not snowed we would have
?" I hear you cry. Because 'Tis the Season to be mulching - every part of the garden should have at least 2" (50mm) of mulch over everything. This is, I think, the most vital of all garden tasks. In spite of all the chipping and tipping I still cannot
of advice would be to give them a good bit of garden rather than a shady bit of dry ground, and also don’t expect them to be that interested once they hit adolescence. By then there are other, more interesting, distractions than mulching the courgettes.
Dr Hessayon recommends spraying turf with worm killer, which seems a bit strict for a domestic lawn. Mostly, however, we encourage worms to colonise our borders in order to aerate and feed the soil; all that mulch which we heap upon our gardens