The wood chip garden paths are in the flower garden. We did a little stretch a couple of days ago, then there was rain. Yesterday evening it ws dry, so off we went to the allotment. The one thing my Bride wanted to o was another stretch of the paths. This next stretch we had not done for several years because the chips had not composted very fast. However, after a check, we discovered that the deep path was like a vein of compost covered with a few whole chips. While I was off chatting with the neighbour lady about her mole problem in her strawberry patch, the Bride made a start on the path. By the time I got back, she had raked the loose chips to the end and began cleaning some weeds and roots out of the composted layer. I joined in from the opposing end. In that rich compost, there was a tight mat of fine roots. What the heck! The path ran under an arch covered with Clematis plants, I am guessing that the roots were fine feeding roots that had found their way into the path. You could simply pull up the mat, bang it with your trowel and off came the compost, and Bob’s yer uncle. After the roots and few plants were removed, the compost was removed and distributed into the flower garden. Here is what the path bed looks like: That root cloth is quite old, but still looks to be in good nick. We dug under it a little and straightened the bricks a bit, as they had become tilted and in some cases, flat on their sides as opposed to standing on their edges. Here is the straight path with it’s new chip filling: The same path but from the other end. You can see tat it took a turn to the left. We have one more stretch of about six-and-one-half metres to do. It was too wet today, hopefully tomorrow. No time for that, we had to hurry to get his stretch done before rain and darkness overtook us. The Rudbeckia was looking particularly good in that grey light of early evening, complimenting the Clematis. We looked back at the Clematis terniflora as we were leaving.