Letters from the garden
Well here we are as gardeners, at the first May Bank Holiday already, it doesn’t seem to have been that definite change in work, but we are cutting with regularity now and our lovely clients are all raring to go with the garden plans for this year.
In the next couple of weeks, we have to prepare for developing a an existing border with some colour so that should be fun for the team, then we have another planting plan for a small garden but one which has had a lot of love in the past and just needs a boost, pics will be added to the website.
Well I have planted some herbaceous already, I have not been brave enough with the bedding as it’s still cold at night, and there are a lot of tender plants that will suffer, so if you have a Greenhouse use it or cover with some garden fleece if already planted up just to be on the safe side.
We took the team to RHS Wisley on Friday afternoon and I have to say they seem to really enjoy it, especially when you see the scale of a herbaceous border and the Arboretum, seeing the layout of certain trees made them realise how to space for future planting, glad they enjoyed it though even it if it was a bit wet.
I hope the weather is on our side over the bank holiday as it would be lovely to enjoy the garden with everything blooming. Enjoy and we will see you soon.
Letters from the garden
Happy spring everyone, well I have to say last week was back breaking for the teams, we worked together on a project and there was a lot soil in and out for this one, some lovely plants and a lot of digging!!! We all slept well and the client was very happy, we are very pleased with the teams they did a great job.
Highlights or lows however you perceive them, is when we had to get a breaker out to dig the holes for the lovely Pleached trees, we hit a massive pocket of chalk in amongst the most flint I think I have ever seen. But I suppose for that perfect look these are the things that are sent to try us, and I’m glad to say we made it.
It might have broken a few including my big brother whom I apologise to, as were the rest of the landscaping and gardening crew. Those trees were heavy!!! Thank you to Christian for helping manage this project, greatly appreciated. I will be adding a couple of clips to the website so if you have a chance please take a look.
It was a lovely job and the planting scheme I enjoyed, very classic and elegant, beautiful Pleached Pear tress, underplanted with purple and white hellebore hybrids, specimen plants of Prunus, Cornus, and some very large but stunning white Camellias, plus lots of foliage and to finish of the pretty scheme Scabious Blue Butterfly, along with the white hydrangeas and purple Alliums it will look stunning.
Thank you to the client, we enjoyed dressing the project you began, and we will get to enjoy the development as the gardening team will be maintaining this gem of an outside space, beautifully laid out with borders and pathways and lawn and modern patio all dug into a hill!! I know thankfully it wasn’t us.
Enjoy your garden whatever space you have.
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business