Charli Wilson wrote:I have seen that article Bryant- but I can't work out how on earth to get free woodchip! Arborists around here sell it for £40 per cubic metre! I did order a truck-full once (probably about 3 cubic metres) but it doesn't go very far!
My allotment is split into two halves, the 'forest garden' half has woodchip- but only a light dusting of it- stuff from my own garden where we cut a large conifer down and I painstaking spent 3 weeks chipping it! I've since planted an area of willow (again only small- 5m by 7m I think) to try and supply my own whilst the plants fill up the space.
The annual-half I have tried various things- it is only 5m wide and about 10m long so it isn't the biggest space. Because I don't get to the allotment very often (I work full time and I'm a carer for my injured partner)- I can only plant low-effort things.