Transition Town Guildford’s verge gardening group got off to a great start the other week with locals from Guildford, South Guildford and Bassendean. Discussion centred on possible verge development options within the shire guidelines such as natives or veggies, raised garden beds and wicking beds.
The main topic was non-chemical options for getting rid of grass and weeds before starting verge treatment. Quite a few very useful tips were shared on a range of related subjects. Then, coffee, tea and cake 🙂
Our next meeting will be on Saturday 18th April from 2 – 4 pm which will include a short working bee to set up a mulching experiment at Barb’s in Bassendean – testing 2 different block out methods for eliminating couch grass.
This project aims to meet 5 times at approximately 3 week intervals over the autumn and early winter period to help each other get organised in time for plants to establish well over the rest of winter
If you’d like to join in, please RSVP to Pam for the address on 9378 2523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s some useful resources:
- General Council Verge information
- Permissible verge treatment – Bassendean
- Wicking beds summary (via Urban Food Gardens)