Letters from the garden
Here we are in August, we have had the warmth, been showered on and the late summer flowers are coming out, I can’t believe how quick this year has gone and we are already getting to the point of buying and planting our spring bulbs again.
It’s insane when you look at your garden planner and how far ahead we always are, but for now I’m going to try and enjoy the garden in the summer and continue my weeding and pruning, my willow yurt and archway have got a bit out of hand so I will be playing around with shapes and weaving as long as it’s sun shining.
The Fennel has gone mad as usual it’s taller than our pergola around the patio, looks great and I have some dried black bamboo to use as stakes in case of any slack. Well it’s time to harvest if you have been growing, then time to dead head and potter, hedge cutting has gone mad and the cutting obviously still going strong even in the heat. we are getting asked to do the big hit again, gardens have gone mad and if you don’t keep on top of it and can easily look overgrown but it’s still beautiful and just needs some clever pruning and weeding making sure the right plant is getting the spotlight.
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Enjoy as I’ll be in my garden rain or shine.
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