Is it Monday again already? So once again I'm joining in with Jodie's feature. This week is actually a followup to my last Monday's post. Last week I wrote about tidying up the weed infested area under my front stairs. After I removed the weeds, I planted the area in a most frugal way...from cuttings of syngoniums and division of some bromeliads, so the cost was nil :-)
Now I felt the area needed mulching to prevent weeds taking hold again before the new plants spread out. I hesitated to use mulch as it was so close to the house and termites are a problem in Brisbane suburbs. Once again a fellow blogger gave me some wonderful information. Sue wrote in the comments that cypress mulch is not attractive to termites; it repels them!
So on my next visit to Bunnings (our 2 local nurseries did not survive the drought and the GFC, so Bunnings is my closest nursery) I checked out the mulches. Sure enough they had a couple of different brands of bagged cypress mulch. So this afternoon I got to work and spread it around the new plants. So thank you Sue for letting me know about the cypress mulch!