My idea was if I mulched it that would stop the weeds growing. Of course the first place I always stop is the clearance trolley and I stocked up there on flats of flowering annuals for .50 and 1.00. My plan changed.... a womans perogative. Instead of lots of mulch I would have lots of flowers. In between the flowers I have dressed the soil with mushroom compost which is reccomended as a mulch, but then also is a fantastic fertilizer (and organic) as it breaks down. By then the bed should be well covered in flowers. I have found that weeds like open spaces, so my plan is just to crowd out the weeds, and what better way than with flowers. At that price I didnt really care what flowers they were, but I got a six pack of yellow snapdragons, a 10 pack of verbena a four pack of purple daisies. I talked myself out of the mulch because
1. Wood chips are 3 times the price of mushroom compost
2. We have a lot of ants and I am suspecting that wood chips might not be a good thing to have around when there are ants looking for a home.
I had planned to spend the morning in the garden and the afternoon cleaning the house, but it was 4pm by the time I came inside. (I never try to do it the other way around, but I am sure I wouldnt have been cleaning the house until 4 if gardening awaited!) I did get a lot of things done - cutting back, and spreading a bit of my favourite pick me up on the plants. It is called 5 in 1 and consists of mushroom compost, manure, and blood and bone.
We normally get the ones with smooth skin - I have never seen one with bumpy skin like this. Isnt he cute?