Digging and preparing the ground
Updated: 20:20 - 10/10/2002
OK so I went a bit mad and dug out all the area, which was only
about 3 ft by 12ft to a depth of about 5inches in about 20 minutes.
After some trampling on the soil which was quite good quality as
opposed to the clay in the rest of the front garden, we managed
to lay the black plastic weed resistant membrane about 1 hour
after Kevin left.
| We used our usual method to fix the membrane in place, which
involves cutting thick garden wire into 6 inch lengths, then
bending each length into a U shape, and driving the two points
through the membrane into the soil.
This prevents the membrane surfacing after a year or two,
which is one thing I hate about some of the garden centres.
I collected and grew a large number of plants for the garden,
and decided to pot the majority of them as my husband is talking
The pots mean that I can take my plants with me when and if we
move. I have bought most of them from our local supplier in
Hurst Green , and needed a few large bags of potting compost
to finish off.
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