As per my previous post, I am totally overwhelmed by the effects mulching can have. The gardens we work on have been transformed by careful and ongoing mulching. Baron patches of dry earth are now fertile and accommodating beds, weed strewn gardens have evolved into rich healthy and pleasant environments. So please, please take note, if you want your garden to thrive then consider a permaculture inspired route, simple, practical with outsanding results.
And lastly, our weeping cherry has given birth overnight to huddled masses of white blossom, beautiful, we have been watching the tree daily and she has literally burst into flower overnight, maybe the rather impressive full moon has had some effect?