Letters from the garden
Wet is not the word, I hope when you are reading this it’s stopped raining and the sun has come back to shine on us all. The lawns barely had time to slow down before the rains came in, and now they are all lush and we are desperately trying to keep on top of them, but we can and we will.
September is the time when those late flowering borders are looking wonderful and the smell in the air changes as we get our Autumn mornings, a lovely time of year even though you know it’s going towards darker nights already, and the lighting in the garden is coming into it’s own showing up the beautiful grasses swaying and keeping the birds happy.
Digging borders and feeding them is a good job to do now, and at the same time you could be planting your bulbs, what is it this year? I want lots more alliums, I’m going to try a few more varieties and throw in some lovely orange tulips too. Don’t be surprised if you feel as if you replace the tulips all the time, they don’t always last through winter and also they are sweet treat to some wildlife!
Well enjoy moving into September I hope it’s lovely and warm and we can work away on the gardens making them even more jewel like for next year.
If you need any help in the garden please do not hesitate to contact us.
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