Well it might be cold but we have had plenty of sunshine, which means plenty of growth in the garden with lawns needing attention, although a frost this week reminds us it’s still early.
The mowing continues and we are already on pond duty too, cleaning up and planting, turning the pumps on, it’s a real sign of spring coming together. As the Daffodils finish and other flowers and shrubs start sprouting it’s time feed and support, with each sunny day the pea sticks will be placed in the borders and nourishment given.
With the mowers in full swing and another patio finished, we are enjoying the longer hours to be in the garden, especially when it comes to picking new plants, maybe a sculpture to help bring everything together or do you have just a big lawn you don’t want to mow?
As the newest member of the team at Mow’n’Blow I would like to introduce myself, I am a ten-year Hiller trained plants woman and have a further background in Horticultural retail so I am really looking forward to getting back to gardening, especially as the season starts, and looking forward to working with my husband.
As we are already on a schedule for cutting lawns and tidying, watching all the bulbs and spring flowers coming up, this has to be my favourite time of year, I have already got my onions and garlic in, I am just planting some carrots which I found easy to grow last year, and the seed trays have filled the little greenhouse we have, the sweet peas are coming along and I will be able to plant these soon into pots around the patio that has just been done, all newly landscape and ready for planting around it.
We at Mow’n’Blow have recently finished a garden design and once the plants are in, it transforms the whole look, from the foundations of the design, soil this has to be right, to paving or patios, to sunshades and specimen trees and to the bit I really like the herbaceous planting (yes I am a flowery cottage garden girl) and I’m proud of it.
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