OK, so this is probably going to sound a bit daft, but please advise me on how best to tackle planting out my new lavender hedge.
I have about 50-60 feet to plant. Spent the weekend digging it over and ridding it of about 3 years weeds. I have the right compost. I have the lavender plants ordered (misshapes so about a £1 each for hidcots (?sp?). I have about half a tonne of bark mulch to put down to suppress the weeds.
So...given how much there is I am intending some kind of factory line approach...but should I: 1)Dig compost in 2) Plants lavenders 3)Shovel/rake over bark
Or 1) Dig in compost 2) Spread bark over 3) Plant Lavender
Or something else. I know it seems like such a daft question but am not a gardener. I cannot work out the easiest/best way to do it.
Dig in the compost, plant the lavender, give everything a bloody good watering then put the bark down. In the order that bark will help the moisture stay in the soil and not evaporate. Sounds like a big task, bet it looks great once you're don with it though.