The front garden progresses. After a futile wait for the various tree loppers in the area to come good with promises of delivering woodchip mulch a whole 30km’s out of Launceston we finally found a landscape supplier that had a variety of wood mulch products at reasonable prices that would deliver. Not as cheap as the tree loppers but alot bloody quicker!
We settled on pine peelings. These are the bits peeled off pine logs when they are made into perfect round poles before they are treated with all the nasty chemicals to preserve them. A day later 8 cubic meters turned up and was dumped in a pile down the side of the house.
Right to work. A layer of carpet which we got from the house across the road when they were having a new one fitted, was put down and then a layer of mulch. The carpet stops the grass and also stops the mulch taking nitrogen from the soil. Learnt that one from Peter Cundall on the ABC radio. I had help from the feller across the road who is doing wonders part time in the garden and by the end of the day it was finished. All it needs now is edging which I have to make up and plants. Thr garden is now a low water using, much more open garden watched over by Gabby the Garden Angel who is a media celeb in her own right as people quite often stop and take photos.