With a garden visit coming up, it was time to give my garden a huge make over... so I decided to mulch. After ringing around they all seemed to have a minimum order of 10 cubic metres so I finally buckled and ordered it to be delivered on Thursday morning. Now, I love a freebie as much as anyone but they >nicely< delivered more like 15 cubic metres! Gee thanks, I was struggling to use the 10 and would have preferred to order 5 - so they deliver 15, thank you very much.
I lost count of the number of wheelbarrows within the first hour, at the end of that first day I had moved just under half of the pile. At the end of the second day we had started to get more creative with Ashley deciding to cardboard and mulch an area that we had planned (at some distant time in the future) to make into a garden. This will be dug back to the tank and a retaining wall built.
Now it is day three and I am getting desperate! Each garden has mulch piled up at least a foot over the level of the ground and I still have about 1 - 2 cubic metres left. Now I am on the warpath looking for more spaces that can take a wheelbarrow or two to store for later use!
Even the herb garden got mulched and I am eyeing the vegetable garden beds as well. I am determined to find a use for every last wheelbarrow just so I can say 'I told you so' to my doubting husband who was not very happy when I told him I had ordered 10 cubic metres of mulch. Ironically I could have used up the 10 cubic metres reasonably easily, it is the extra 5 that I am having trouble with.
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