New Paths in Middle Garden
Sweeping in a graceful curve though Middle Garden I've created a new access path, surfaced with soft bark mulch. A little side path leads down to the huge Gunnera at the water's edge.
In Goes the Path
Paths which lead into the middle of gardens are great. Not only are they functional, but they're imagination-friendly too - whether weeding and trimming or just wandering through, looking at the plantings from the inside out.
And Out Comes the Path
Very early in Middle Garden's life a gardener (attended by cat or dog) could walk right along the water's edge. Oops. A little over-vigorous planting of large bulky green things by the water put paid to that idea! Of course there were large Phormium Tenax flaxes growing here from the very beginning.
As in nearly all the Moosey paths I've laid newspaper down as a weed suppressant and edged the route with river stones. Paths can then easily be shifted, rather than plants, when things get blocked up.
I buy the mulch by the trailer-load from a local landscape garden supplier. The surface feels and looks natural, and seems to last.
The only problem I have is when my chooks escape from the Orchard and decide to free-range in Middle Garden. You can imagine the excited scratching frenzy that takes place!