Making an Herb Path Through a Wildflower Meadow

Many herbs withstand the odd footstep and thrive in the warmth reflected from pavers. Plant creeping thymes for the best effect; they will soon blur the sharp edges of the paving.

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Step 9

Set out your herbs in their final planting positions and then scrape the gravel away from the fabric surface. Cut an "X" in the fabric, so the edges can then be tucked back or re-positioned to cover part of the rootball.

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Step 10

Dig a hole just deep enough to leave the top of the rootball level with the gravel and pavers. Carefully tease out any congested roots, plant, firm gently, and finish off with a final layer of gravel. Water regularly.

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