Wednesday 12 October 2011
Today it was the turn of the Sunk Garden to get the attention of the volunteers and gardeners. The Leylandii hedge running along the length of the pergola is in great need of care and attention. With Lisa instructing us we raked out trailer loads of leaves, debris and soil from the bone-dry roots. Next it will be well soaked. Then a dressing of mycorrhiza, a beneficial fungus that will encourage root growth, will be spread on. Finally a layer of mulch will be put on to encourage healthy growth an
d keep in the moisture. We were also mulching the azalea beds, about three to four inches deep. The compost has been maturing for 18 months to 2 years, 2 parts garden waste and 1 part farmyard manure.