The start of the curved path
I finally had some extra help today and it made such a difference. We dug the rest of the trench for the wooden sculpture then moved to the other half and cleared the debris before starting to lay the curved path. The coir rope will serve two purposes; firstly to form a decorative edge to the path and secondly to contain the gravel that will eventually be spread bewteen the paving stones. Another couple of morning should see the garden finished, just in time for the Little Green Fingers course I am running there in October!
New planting settles in
I spent another enjoyable morning at the Children's Centre in Biddulph creating their new nursery garden. Focussing on the story corner, I removed loads of couch grass before starting the planting. Hopefully I got rid of most of the roots, but if not, the planting is fairly dense and I hope it will smother any remaining grass over time.
I also planted a line of Stipa tenuissima grass along the wooden sculpture. This will give a wonderful, soft and wavy atmosphere especially when the wind blows, and the children will love to run their fingers through the soft foliage. This is one of my favourite grasses and no garden for children should be without it!
I will be creating the garden here over the next couple of weeks on a Tuesday morning. If you can come along and help between 9am - 12noon on 14th or 21st August please get in touch - as I am a voluntary team of one, I will be very grateful of any help!
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