Garden upgrade

Here’s the layer-mulched bed shown in the last post, plus funky new wooden frame to keep it all in place.   The wood is old 6×2 floor joists I got from a wood recycling co-op in Brighton (The Wood Store).

 

I used some more of the same wood to make another new bed. This time I did it the right way round – I made the frame first, then did the layer mulching inside it.   For all you avid mulchers out there, the order this time was: cardboard laid onto the grass, bark chips, compost, seeds (mixed veg), manure.  I think both beds would benefit from a top layer of straw to retain moisture, once I can find a good source of it (not paying pet-shop prices).

Now I need to think what I’ll plant nearby them to make it look less formal & also shelter the plants (assuming the slugs and snails let them grow).  I’m thinking lavender, rosemary, sage, dandelions …

 

 

2 thoughts on “Garden upgrade”

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