|The last of the summer tomatoes with purple and green basil.|
The relaying of old pathways....
|The mess and entangled growth of spent summer growth.|
|The pathway alongside the cottage. Time for a clean up!|
|The tools of a organic renewable pathway worker. I pulled up|
all the weeds, removed the superficial layer of lavender debris
I had previously placed on the pathway for weed suppression.
|First line of defense is a cardboard layer, which will eventually|
break down and enrich the soil after adding a weed suppression
layer. Each piece of tape is carefully removed as it does not break
down, including any plasticated stickers.
|A pile of sticks awaiting mulching to break them down and expose|
them to the micro-organisms in the soil that will break them down
|Our trusty old Masport shredder which makes short work of|
all the pruned branches and sticks that would normally be
a problem to compost.
|The layer of mulched sticks and sunflower stems|
are laid over the cardboard and finally, a layer of
untreated sawdust is sprinkled over it all to even out the
surface of the pathway.
|The big bags of untreated sawdust that Mike collects from a|
local woodworking outfit. One man's junk is another man's
treasure! It saves them dumping fees and provides us with
a solution to our weed suppression on pathways.