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Couch grass on top of couch grass!

By Angie, Apr 13 2013 04:48PM

We spent this morning tackling the long grass on the new plot (before photos below), and uncovering the mysterious mounds of stuff that have been buried in couch grass.


Many of the mounds contained black plastic bags - filled with more couch grass!!!! So, we have couch grass, on couch grass!


The four foot mound appears to be a compost heap that has never been emptied and is covered in couch grass of course!


We also uncovered what we suspect was once a small wildlife pond (buried in - well, you guessed it..!)


On the plus side, there were four areas which would definitely make decent beds with a little mulching and feeding. The other side of the plot (never cultivated in living memory) will be dedicated to lasagne beds.


We have twenty bags of horse manure coming to site tomorrow hopefully.

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Oh, a little change of subject, but - some congrats to Nicole, Sally and people at the local community garden - Moveable Feast - who were given a prize for their efforts on the Big Dig weekend - a load of compost which, as only gardeners would know, that is a true gift of promise!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!


These are the before photos of plot 38:



View of plot 38 (our shed and greenhouse on plot 39 are in the top left)
View of plot 38 (our shed and greenhouse on plot 39 are in the top left)
View from bottom corner of plot 39 (with plot 37 in top of pic)
View from bottom corner of plot 39 (with plot 37 in top of pic)
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