We are looking to recruit new members of the team, We need general gardening assistants and horticultural assistants. Full or part time depending on experience.
Training can be given, jobs ranging from general mowing and strimming to Planting projects and maintenance.
Trial period to see skill sets, it's not as easy as you think, must be prepared to work hard.
If you are interested please call 01420 83471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
.......As a gardener I can always find something to do outside, even if it’s a general tidy up, get the broom out or the blower whichever you prefer.
The jobs you never quite got to like:
Turning compost and mulching your beds, dividing plants and as long as the ground isn’t frozen you can still do this. If you have plant frames check they are in good condition and don’t forget there are natural plant supports like hazel branches they are great for this.
Cleaning the greenhouse and shed, sharpening tools and servicing if you need to, or organise your gardener for when they are needed, planting out sowing seeds. Check plant protection with all the winds we have had they may need extra help.
Don’t forget to burn your pruning have a good bonfire, and if it’s been built for a while don’t forget to check for critters in case they have moved in.
Check the wildlife generally, make sure there is food for birds if you don’t have a lot of natural foods and don’t forget to make sure any water is not frozen, Bird baths and small ponds it always pays to free these up.
Also something that is ideal and will help you use you garden make sure paths and patio areas are pressure washed to keep stains and slippery patches at bay.
Oh and if you don’t have time just call us 😊01420 83471
Lynn and Christian Dupont
Letters from the garden
Happy New Year everyone, and if we saw you at the talk last week thank you very much for joining us, we will let you know when we do our next one.
As a carry from the Winter garden we did mention that when buying plants always make sure they are winter hardy there are varieties that are only half hardy e.g cyclamen and therefore are no good in frosts etc.
Well it’s been cold and wet and cold but we are off to a good start, finishing one Pond project to start another and then obviously looking after our winter gardens.
We have had an interesting year with trials and tribulations on route with ourselves our families and our extended families, I can only say that I am thankful for everyone around me and glad to still have those people. Anyone that is going through health issues or losing loved ones including pets our thoughts are with you, it’s difficult enough at this time of year, and a lot of people suffer from SAD, so if you can go somewhere warm do it and enjoy.
When you get back the bulbs will be poking through and the days will be getting longer and we have something to look forward to, I’ve already seen my first snowdrop.
Well enjoy the garden and if you have started sowing seeds already keep them protected and enjoy the sun when it’s out. Keep the compost turned if you haven’t used it all and burn the pruning that’s piled, see you soon.
Mow ‘n’ Blow Garden Services Ltd
MNB Horticulture Ltd
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