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    *kill the mares tail* is easier said than done though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    *kill the mares tail* is easier said than done though...
    You are not wrong there.

    (I was hoping you would suggest making the path out of lemonade cans...

    I did once see a plot where someone had edged a bed in wine bottles. I really hope I couldn't manage that - 8.2 linear metres of edging per bed. Assume 10cm diameter of wine bottle - 82 bottles/bed. I've got 10 beds in the new half plus another 3 of the same size in the old bit (and 5 more of miscellaneous sizes). Assume they are all the same, and that's 18 beds = 180 bottles = 135 litres of wine... or three years if you drank a bottle every week)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    three years if you drank a bottle every week
    A bottle a week? That's not very ambitious!
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    I'd get it done in time for the new growing season certainly...
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    My paths are quarry tiles laid on the soil really I should have used something to stop the weeds coming through. That's a project Ive been putting of because it took me ages to get them flat and level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    I did once see a plot where someone had edged a bed in wine bottles.
    Snadger edged his beds with panties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    *kill the mares tail* is easier said than done though...
    Can be done, it is not easy, but is achievable.

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    For paths, I re-used some of the carpet that I dug up out of the first plot, and laid them just as paths, with lots of woodchip on top. The woodchip is free and readily available on the site, so I am planning on scraping the paths off in the winter and lay new fresh woodchip. Some weeds have grown in them but they've been easily pulled up.

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