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RHS research project monitoring insects in native and non-native garden border plants.

Topping up

Posted by Helen Bostock Plantsforbugs on 03 Mar 2014 at 05:18 PM

 

 

Last week was hard work topping up the bark levels in the pathways (as you can see from the pic above!). With Carolyn and Linda's help, we shifted a pallet and a half of hardwood chip bark.

 

The garden site gets steady footfall so had slumped since the last top up (2 years ago). It also serves another purpose. The soil and bark level either side of the wooden edging boards should be level with the centre of the access holes. This is to allow easy flow in and out of the beds for crawling invertebrates.

 

Sunken path level revealing edging board holes 

 

 

Correct levels after mulching

 

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