Have been busy this morning digging out a 3 metre garden box. It has been there for 18 months and never really grew anything. It is right next to the boundary where the neighbor has a big pittosporum hedge.
When I put the box in and filled it with potting mix, topsoil and sand, I didn’t think to put weed mat in first. The hedge roots have completely invaded this good soil and sucked out all the goodness.
I have removed the soil, put a double layer of weed mat in, and am about to refill it with the soil I removed. This soil is choked with roots.
My question to a gardener is this. Will those roots rot down? A yes answer will save me from having to go through the soil and remove them.
This is the soil choked with the roots.