Letters from the garden
Well my beds and borders are holding up well still not needing to cut anything back yet, the grasses are looking amazing at this time of year along with the Prunus Kojo no-mai which is a stunning colour at the moment.
The mowing is still in full swing and won’t stop for a while, we are starting to do lawn treatments now, and also bulb planting, feed for the beds, soil for the beds and additional planting.
It’s been a busy year with work and additions to the Mow’n’Blow family, we have our teams and we are happy, don’t forget autumn and winter is the best time for those gardens that have lots of beds and borders it’s when all the hard work gets done, and even if you don’t but you still have hedges and shrubs that need reducing this is the time to be looking at it.
It’s still a bit early for rose pruning, but be ready with the muck as they love it! And will perform for you, as long as they are not neglected, everyone needs food for the soul.
Christian has recently started the run on talks, it was a Water talk for the Hawkley and Empshott Horticultural Society and it went down well, everyone had lots of questions and there were lots of familiar faces for us so thank you for attending, if you wish to ask us about different talks we can do please do not hesitate to contact us.
Enjoy the garden, go shopping it’s compost, feed and bulbs, have fun.
Letters from the garden
Well Autumn is here, chilly mornings warm days and the leaves are turning, hazelnuts dropping on the outbuilding and lots of squirrels gathering. I’m still hurrumphing!! Fleece or no fleece!!
We have been as busy as ever, lots of tidying of herbaceous borders, still time to wait and then we will be splitting and dividing, making new areas and replanting. The cutting is still at full speed as we have had wet and warm so they won’t stop anytime soon. It’s time to keep on top of the late summer plants as they will soon be finishing, so don’t forget to book us in. Also for those that haven’t already cut their fields and meadow areas we can also help with this. Don’t forget your bulbs if you need us to plant these we can.
We are gradually changing over kit to the new battery operated set up, and so far we are impressed we even have a mower which we have tested on our own lawns and it’s a good finish so I think people will like it no more horrible fuels and liquids for the one van so far, let’s see what happens.
I am about to attack my compost area as well it’s got completely out of control this year so there will a few weekends cursing the mess and trying to rebuild the bays, but it will be lovely and turned by the time I finish, then I will have some sexy soil for the beds so all good.
Now is a really 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 for a bit longer.
As an update to the Project Simon Holland has organised for Petersfield Community Hospital, he has arranged for an outside area to be developed into paved area with flower beds and features including raised planters for patients to plant up themselves, we have put aside some salad to get them started, but i'm sure they will have lots of ideas for this area.
Wyevales have offered some plants towards this so my planting is based around what plants are available to us, we have selected a few so far, hoping more to come so we can fill the area for them.
We will be there Thursday to help with Planting and Landscaping, and there are plenty of other companies giving their time towards this, It should be in the local papers next week and then you will see who has helped and what they have achieved,
Some images of work so far as this is only one day and it has been cleared of lawn and hedgerow and a sleeper wall put in with an archway and some beds already marked out.
We will keep you updated,
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