Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stagesof development lavender border

First the ground was cleared of perennial rye grass and weeds and more than a few rocks.

Next compost was added only to the areas we intended to place plants as the type of plants we have chosen do not require rich soil

A weed suppressing membrane was used under the plants which will be covered with gravel recovered from the land when we sifted and riddled the soil. This membrane is not as heavy duty as the one used under the paths as we expect it to decompose in a couple of years thereby allowing thyme and other native ground cover to spring up between the planting.

The lavender which forms the front row has been planted in a straight row bordering the path with two or three thyme plants introduced top the path edge.

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