Letters from the garden
It’s warm at last lovely and sunny, getting warmer each day. Our Cherry tree is coming into bloom a little later than normal but it’s going to look stunning. The tulips are out and we have had to water the pots already. Thankfully we have lots of water butts and containers so lots of rain collected for such indulgence.
One job we will be tackling is our compost area, it’s so big and where I haven’t managed it this winter, it’s going to be even harder work to get at the good stuff!! That’s my fault for not scheduling my own team to sort it, I will have to tackle it myself now as the teams are all busy and will be for the rest of the year with all the new queries we’ve had, thank you to everyone who is part of the Mow ‘n Blow customer base, it’s a great start to another year.
Well I have braved the big manger on the wall, but I have gone for hardier plants so it should be ok, I’ve got various Diascia and million bells and trailing Nepeta, should look pretty, and I have gone for Margerites in pots as these are an instant hit and they last all spring and summer, and any of the daisies will keep going, just keep dead heading and you will well rewarded.
I was given a large wooden planter recently, not the sort of pot I go for as the wood rots out eventually, but I have used it to make a mini fernery with some added flowers for shade, hellebores, Bleeding heart and Jack frost and Alchemilla Mollis, recycling my Christmas mossy log as part of the feature!!!
Pics on the website, if you have time to look. Well enjoy the garden in this lovely weather and don’t forget to water your nature babies.
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