Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Mulching The Herbaceous
Kieron and Ali start where they left off yesterday, back on the herbaceous border cutting it down.
The remaining plant supports are removed and the soaker hose rolled up and put away for the winter, due to the wet spring and summer the hose was never used.
The cut down herbaceous material is raked off the border and taken to the compost heap, mixed with the leaves being collected by the ride on mower from the Nuffield lawn this autumn, the resulting leaf mould will return to the border next year as a mulch.
Now both borders are clear the mulching begins.
Callum joins Kieron and Ali for the morning to help with the mulching and by the end of the day they reach the place where they started the day, the mulching of the remainder of the border will finish tomorrow.