I’ve been meaning to get round to this job for ages. A mighty session of chipping sticks. I piled them up in the courtyard last night – rain was forecast. And found a perfect chore for a drizzly day.
And what a bounty: I have produced about five sacks of well chipped sticks from this pile. I can hopefully leave the two thin beds that lead out from the calabert barn from now on. Less weeds, about six inches of mulch.
It looks a bit green right now, but that will settle down. I was going to add more to the tricky steep slope just above these beds. But I can’t work out how the mulch will ‘stick on’. I think I will just let the weeds take hold and hold the steep bank together and just keep the growth down to a short back and sides.