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Our new garden edging

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  1. Keith

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    This is what I have been doing over the last few weeks
    The front garden was the biggest and hardest.
    I had to remove and save a good shovel depth, then remove another shovel depth and throw it over the garden. I also had to dig or cut out too many tree roots. The old edging had to be taken out been in garden for just over 40 years. It was similar but far more rotted. A friend has taken it and picking up the remaining lot in a few days, it makes fantastic fire wood.
    I had to then rebuild all the garden soil over 1mt of composted mulch mixed with plenty of Cow and Roster poo, plus ferts.
    This is the edging that gave me a very sore back for several weeks.

    As we both are a bit unsteady on our feet its hand rails to get up on the main garden
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    This was the easy one, just lift out the old sleepers (see photo) and put the soil back.
    The open window is our kitchen window. We can see most of the back garden and the native birds from our kitchen
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    The old edging ready to be picked up.
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    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    We get, even though they are not like they used to be, more severe winters in the UK, Last year after losing one previously we moved a small maple we put the new one in pot in the small greeenhouse in late January taken out in spring.Over the summer its got too big to do that in this winter so might fleece it. My question because we have very small garden our herbacous perrenials are in pots is it best to cut them back now or wait till spring? I have mulched them
     
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    Looks good Keith... just don't trip over it :eek:
     
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    I would let them die back naturally then you might be able to trim back any dead bits and pieces.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    :clap: Wow! Very nice and tidy Keith,
    it will look wonderful when the borders are in full flower again - hope you will show us!

    After 40 years??? :eek: unbelievable - in my garden wood on ground would rot within a few years - it is too wet here.
     
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    They were very a old extremely hard Aust timber that were used for railways sleepers.
    They are so hard the handy man chain saw would not even cut them.

    I started the mulching today using Sugar Cane at the rear of the home and tree leaves for the front garden where all the Dahlias are

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    Very busy Keith and well done! (y)

    Here we have winter rest in the garden at the moment - also not bad... :sleep::sleep::sleep:
     
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    Surprising how quickly seasonal change begins , Spring is not yet here in Europe but no sooner are stores discounting moving on Christmas stock and the Spring garden gear is filling up the same shelves in the stores
     
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    Its the same in Aust. Between Christmas Day and Jan 1 the supermarkets were selling Easter Hot Cross Buns.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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