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Hi there,l deal with different kinds of problems,by the relaxed approch ie: regular mulching, with either, garden compost mixed with bark and a bit of multy purpose compost.

As l encourage birds,bees,buterflies and everthing else you care to mention,l don't worry too much about about when things go wrong, it's just going with flow, trial and error.

good luck. Bumpie



  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,667

    Hi bumpie that's one way to do it but as the old saying goes you usually get out of it what you put in that's my belief anyway.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,869

    New generation of gardeners here today!

    One isnt bothering with compost heaps anymore, Bumpie doesnt weed.

    If I do put bark on the ground, I follow up with fertilizer, I cant afford to buy multi compost for mulching so compost heaps and weeding are still for me.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,148

    It would need a very thick mulch to sort out my weeds, 18inches might do it. But probably not, I have hogweed and bindweed emerging at the top of 3 foot heaps of shreddings in summer

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,768

    A good sharp Dutch hoe used regularly is the best way to deal with weeds in my experience image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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