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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Weed membrane and bulbs. Reply with quote

I presume bulbs won't come up through weed membrane but I just thought I'd ask.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see how they could.......certainly not when the membrane is new....maybe when it starts to rot !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weed prevention fabric will block bulbs from coming through alright.
The best you can hope is that they "pitch a tent".

What works for me is this.....

Lay weed prevention fabric.
Cut circular holes for each cluster of bulbs.
Plant bulbs.
Lay a covering of 1 sheet thick newspaper over the exposed soil.
Cover with mulch the same as the rest of the fabric.
The bulbs will break the paper, but it will allow some weed prevention as well.

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