Creating paths on heavy clay
Loopylunagardenchick Posts: 15
Hello all! I’m after a bit of advice, I’m making plans to create a cut flower patch (this is going to be separate and fenced off from my main garden!). The area I’ve chosen to create this is the sunniest, most sheltered part of the garden BUT has very compacted clay, which is waterlogged in the winter and bone dry and cracked in the summer... I’m going to build raised beds for my flower patches, however I have no idea what to do with the paths around the raised beds! I’m looking at wood-chip or gravel paths but do I need to tackle the issue of drainage first? I’ve been looking at the no-dig method and I think that I’ll use this for the raised beds but I’m at a loss as to what to do with the space around them! Any advice gratefully received!
They sink / rot over time but it's easy enough to top them up with fresh
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...