Tuesday 25 June 2013

New Planting

The planting for the 'Tortoise Garden' is completed and establishing well.

The gravel mulch helps keep down the weeds and allows the plants to be spaced more widely, ie fewer plants and less maintenance.

Raised bed planting means less bending when weeding, and easy access to the plants.

The festuca grasses in the tortoise area are perfect for providing some shade, and food!  The grassy mound provides a slope on which the tortoise can get a good position in the sun for heat, and it is also a home for dandelion plants - his favourite!