The native verge workshop at the end of April 2019 went very well. It went so well we are still going on about it. Thanks so much to all who helped, and especially to Richard McDowell for expert input. Here are a few more photos that may help.
1. We had Eva helping on the whiteboard so no one going to the library was in any doubt what we were doing.
2. We had Richard (in the yellow shirt) look at what we had before we started (and some of his stuff too.)
3. We had to chop through with a mattock as we found limestone underneath the soil we prepared.
4. Richard showed us how to get plants out of a pot by tapping the top of the pot to loosen the plant. There was no squeezing of the sides of the pot and damaging the roots. Claudia can be seen getting a handful of compost ready to put in the hole before the plant goes gently in.
5. Claudia then hand-watered the plant with a liquid soil-wetter and then watered the plant again with water to get the soil-wetter off the leaves.
Did you notice the hanging basket frames turned upside down over the plants? This is to prevent our helpers from accidentally treading on the plants and breaking them even before the plants had the opportunity to grow.
For those who want a list of what we planted look here… or go to the “Workshop Notes” menu item.