With water restrictions in place across Christchurch it is a good time to be reviewing how we can reduce our water use on our gardens.

During this one hour workshop a range of affordable techniques for mulching were demonstrated and strategies to maximise plants’ water uptake discussed.

A summary of the key tips is available below:

Quiz! Which weeds are ok to use as green mulch?
a. Comfry
b. Grass with seeds
c. Dandelion

The workshop participants were fed freshly cooked pizza – here’s Simon pinching the basil for a next round of pizzas!