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So my first post wasn't a resounding success! After bracken mulch was mentioned on the programme this week hunted around on internet to see if I could buy some without any joy... Anyone know where I can get hold of any ?
I have just bought a property with a large lawn area which is quite a chore to mow. With it being so large it is a nuisance to collect all the grass cuttings. I just wanted peoples opinions on leaving the cuttings on the lawn to mulch
We just came home from a trip to southern New Hampshire where we saw the use of a reddish bark mulch in private gardens and public spaces. Everywhere it is used it looked so pretty and incredibly tidy. We wondered, does anyone know how they keep
I agree with the idea of mulching with compost. Can you tell me which compost would be suitable for acid loving plants? Thanks Tracy You say you have used mushroom compost, have you ever used spent mushroom compost, is there any disadvantages
me that nothing grows under rhodedendrons due to chemicals they release into the soil. In which case can I use their shreddings as mulch on the garden and if not could they be used on the paths I want to make through my lawn and around raised beds.
I have mulched with well-rotted wood chips before but I never seem to get a deep enough layer on to stop weeds germinating. I have an area of newly-planted shrubs where I'd like to reduce the weeding for the rest of the year. Would thick newspaper
We've had continual showers for the last week and are forecast for the same for the next week. There are a couple of beds that I had intended to mulch but haven't got around to. I remember reading that you shouldn't walk on beds that are too damp
Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.
The whole idea of successful plantings of ground cover is that you choose the sort of plants that will spread and therefore cover the ground. As you have covered the ground with landscaping membrane even if you make holes in it to plant plants, they won't be able to spread eithe...
I just watched last Fridays gardeners world and was inspired by the Somerset field of dreams. I would like to prepare a small bit of grass with the newspaper mulch method. My first question is what kind of mulch should I use and do I just dig all