Removing a plant bed

The dogs demolish my beautiful plant bed

A few years ago I had made a beautiful plant bed against our barn. Since last year we went from one dog to 5 dogs. The 4 new dogs are young and wild and demolish my plant bed. Now I have removed this plant bed and put the plants in a few other beds where the dogs can’t reach them. The wetter was just perfect to do so, because it was cloudy and it rained now and then.

This is what the plant bed looked like.

To start with I removed all the smaller stones with the help of our kids.

We have found different small animals hiding there. The spiders where quickly hiding some where else, so I did not catch them on camera. The isopod on the picture is well camouflaged.

After that I carefully dough out all of the plants and flower bulbs and brought them to our plant beds whit the fens around it.

I planted some plants around a fruit tree and divided the rest of the plants over the 2 new stone beds.

My husband then helped removing the bigger stones and then removed the compost soil. The stones are on a big pile and serve as a lizard house now and the compost soil is inside the fens with the plant beds waiting to be used again.

Where we removed the bed, we filled in some sand to level this up with the surrounding level.

When this was finished I also dough up some more flower bulbs on another place where the dogs constantly walk over them. The flower bulbs won’t be so pretty anymore this year, but next year these beds will be beautiful. To finish these plant beds I divided some wood chips as mulch.

The small stone bed is now full, but the bigger stone bed still has some space for Tomato, Paprika and Egg plant. All dough I also wanted to sow some herbs here. Will see what I do.