Letters from the garden
Another Bank Holiday, we hope you all enjoyed it, as Autumn is already creeping in just a little and all the little ones go back to school so that sets us up for the next season.
I’m hoping for an Indian summer but not sure, I’m already hurumphing! with the fleece on and off, I’m not a happy lady, not sure if that’s the weather or an age thing!!!
As I have already let our lovely clients know this is the time for Spring bulbs to be bought and planted over the next couple of months, along with any new planting and lots feed and soil for beds and borders, lawn treatments and all the other lovely jobs to do.
Cut back the lavenders if not already done and shape them so they don’t get leggy, keep them trimmed back, hedges get them booked in as they will need doing, and if this year is anything to go by will need a good trim.
Just one thing to tell you all Simon Holland from Wyevales in Rake is project managing his own Garden SOS for the Community Hospital in Petersfield, he’s had lots of help and suppliers have been very kind, we are helping with planting and landscaping as a company, along with quite a few other Landscapers and would like to say we are glad to support Simon and the Hospital, he’s doing a great job and it should be done by the 9th September, hopefully there will be coverage and we will keep you all updated.
This is also a good time to book consultancy as we can advise on what to do if you are one of the keen gardeners that just needs guidance or a planting plan to work towards.
Have fun and I hope you get to enjoy the garden, hopefully we haven’t lost the warmth just yet and can enjoy a few more glasses of wine by the Firepit.
Lynn and Christian Dupont
Mow ‘n’ Blow Garden Services Ltd
MNB Horticulture Ltd
Letters from the garden
Where’s the sun? with all this wet weather I can’t keep on top of my own lawn, the team are running at full speed and being kept busy.
Our willow yurt was starting to look alot like a hairy monster so we had to tame it, just in time. Hedges and planting well with the rain at least that’s not been a no as normally it would be at this time of year on the planting side the hedges are as mad as ever.
We have a buzzard that’s moved into the trees surrounding our little part of the world which is lovely. It’s amazing what noises are in the world today working in nature, we normally expect to hear birds, pets, horses and many more and then it’s mixed with hedge cutters, lawn mowers, strimmer’s, chainsaws and forks, spades, hammers the lists goes on, it’s just a reality check that even in the countryside you are more likely to hear a machine than the lovely sound of chirping birds but all the same it’s still beats being cooped up and not being out there amongst the wet grass and the warm sun on the roses and the smells that match, cut grass is the best and probably a delight to all.
I will be mostly mowing this week, once I’ve mange to kill the weeds in the lawn which has gone mad but once the sun makes an appearance I can do both, my elderberries are ready so that’s the next job.
Have fun and I hope you get to enjoy the garden, hopefully we’ll see more sun.
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.
If your garden room needs maintenance or horticultural requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us, it’s what we do and we hope we can help as many people as possible.
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