We held another weeding party to help us clear the second half of the plot. You can see how we got on here:
We are very grateful to:
- Richard Anderson, Anderson Landscapes
- Keith Boxall
- Elisa Contreras and Rodney Williams, The Secret Garden
- Duncan Hendry, Hendry’s Horticulture
The generous contribution of their time has meant that we have accomplished in a few short weeks, something that would have taken the two of us months and months. They were also able to step in when Andrew was tempted to overdo it so that he didn’t end up hurting himself.
From here, we were planning to let the remaining weeds grow a bit and spray them with a glyphosate based herbicide. But we are now thinking that we will skip this step and simply cover the ground with a geotextile. This is because we don’t want to wait for the weeds to grow, we want to get on with it!
Here is a tour of the plot showing where we’ve got to at this point: