Heather Flower Bed Update

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So a couple of years ago we planted heather on the bank out the front of our house!!

i didn’t use membrane to keep the weeds away(big mistake) so now a few years later I’m back to put the membrane down and make a proper flower bed!!

Best helper there is

Before (there is actually heather under all those weeds)

All de weeded

There’s a gap here which we’re filling with some trees I’d grown in pots but are getting too big for the pots

These are the trees

We popped them in here to fill the gap

Lie the membrane flat over where you want cut an x where the plant is and pull it through

Here’s a video of how I did it

We lay sleepers down to hold the membrane

We got small pieces of wood cut them to size

We stood up the sleepers

Hammered the piece of wood to the front and back of the sleepers to hold in place

sleepers are finished!!!

We used 14 bags of bark!!


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  • Hillary Jessup Hillary Jessup on May 31, 2022

    did you pull your weeds by hand🤨?

  • LInda LInda on Jun 01, 2022

    How do u keep the bark from washing down when it rains or when u water the plants

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on May 31, 2022

    Very nice and your dog is darling!

  • Cheryl Beach Cheryl Beach on Jun 24, 2022

    I’ve heard that rubber bark attracts termites. A nursery told me that so we use a huge amount of bark every other year for our hill area & garden. Not noticed any mushrooms in it but have seen some in neighbors lawn area.