Letters from the garden
This week I am giving my wife a break and I am writing to you all. This time of year gets very busy for us both and so its nice to be able to step up and do my end! Although it would seem a busman’s holiday: even now as I write this I know she is outside in our own garden working on the beds and borders for the months ahead and giving a new twist to areas by moving plants as well as, well...generally just having a “potter”.
This seems to be the art of keeping up motivation in the garden, anything that becomes formulaic can become dull and tiresome, even though its necessary. Same can be said of many things, from commuting to food shopping, however its more difficult to potter whilst doing these! The art of wandering around ones own garden and just having a mooch, with a pair of secateurs, a wheel barrow and a spade is worth working on. The delights of doing things when you want, because you want, rather than because it has to be done are very motivating. It starts off with a bit of fair weather pottering, which if you are not careful develops into a lifetimes passion.
I gave up a career in music for my pottering, my wife was a buyer for a very large chain and the garden mooch got her too! The rewards of moving things around, changing the scenery, new beds, different stain on the shed, and I could go on, are too great, which is why we garden for a living.
The mooch is not something we do in other gardens, its specifically reserved for ours, as should your potter be with yours. But if you need any advice or a hand from the pros from anything from ponds to plants, paving to pergolas, please get in touch.
All the best
Letters from the garden
Mid March and there is colour, some cherry trees are already flowering, daffs are definitely out now and we can start getting excited about the season ahead.
Mow ‘n’ Blow are opening an office down at Wyevales Garden and Landscaping Centre at Rake, officially this opens Easter Weekend, and there are some lovely new buildings to buy as well as an extension the show garden and more products to choose from, please keep it in the diary and we hope it’s a good weekend for all.
We are working on a great planting plan at the moment and I am just bursting with excitement to get this booked and planted, so much fun as the whole team can get involved and this is the best part when we get to add colour and structure to new or old gardens or just change the look a little or a lot.
I believe by now we have proven that we have a great team and we can support several areas of the garden from maintenance to seasonal help to specialist gardening and advice, that’s not even including the 50 years of landscaping experience from the Landscaping team, after 3 years of building we have the best team around us and we are even expanding to second gardening team to support the horticultural side as this has got busier and busier.
We are also providing a consultancy side as this has been a popular request, because there are a lot of competent gardeners that want to do the work but would like someone in their ear saying yes do it!! So if you just need some time for this please call, we would love to hear from you.
Thank you to all for supporting and believing in us we will see you in 2016.
If you need any help in the garden please do not hesitate to call 01420 83471.
Lynn and Christian Dupont
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