I want to create a 'herbal lei' under my fruit trees. How close should I plant them to the tree?

Q.

Hi, I want to create a 'herbal lei' with beneficial companion plants such as Comfrey, Borage, chamomile, etc. under my fruit trees. How close to the tree's trunk should I plant them? 

Tom

A.

Hi Tom 

It depends how established the trees are as to how close to the base you can plant, as the tree roots may be near the surface and very hard to plant into.

It is a good idea to create a raised bed around the tree by adding a layer of Tui Compost or Tui Garden Mix to plant into. Plant approximately 10cm away from the base of the tree as a guideline.

Thanks, Tui Team. 

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