Well we are nearly at Halloween, so who got the biggest pumpkin then? Have you carved yours or are you ready to, and have you got the sweets for trick or treat, I know we will prepare. Not that it’s been a great year for pumpkins or I may be proved wrong at the weigh in…
I have grown very little this year, onions and leeks are my staples and a few carrots, I have now put the vegetable patch to bed for the winter only a few cabbages are left, we have been rotovating and reseeding a few vegetable areas recently as people change the way they use their gardens. The most popular request at the moment is the winter hit to gardens, has it overtaken itself or is this your favourite part of the year, pruning and preening, muck and mulching, getting the garden ready for bed.
Whatever the project who you gonna call ‘Mow’n’Blow’
Don’t for get to change the clocks
Well here we are mid October already and the chill factor is here, I have to say autumn is one of my favourite times of year, the changing of the colours like a military parade, the abundance of apples which starts off the festivities, brewing cider and bobbing at Halloween. I know for some it can seem the pre-curser to the winter doldrums, but for me it makes winter that much easier to handle, it’s probably because I have spent the last few years of my life outside, all year round, and this makes you much more aware of what’s happening with the weather and how it’s changes your garden and the wildlife in it.
Mow’n’Blow are now dividing plants in gardens and the thought of new plants for spring has given me a lovely job to do and that’s plant shopping with clients, and I have to say I am enjoying it. Selecting some special varieties or just your solid performers and additional bulbs to an area, I am more than happy to accompany you to help make the choice for certain areas a little easier or make it more fun. Thank you to those that have already used this service.
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