Letters from the garden
Brrr!! Lovely sunny days with a fresh start, it’s Autumn and the colours are stunning, and the leaf blower is on full time at the moment.
In some gardens there is confusion, bulbs are popping up too early and other perennials flowering again, not that I am complaining it’s nice to see a last or first flourish at this time of year.
It will all too soon be bare and naked, that’s when you notice what can be moved, removed and also what colour you need in winter from coloured stems to foliage and winter flowering plants, scents especially by the front or back door’s.
Berries help one of my favourites is Callicarpa, the iridescent purple of them are transfixing and of course you can’t beat Pyracantha berries or pome, the orange ones stand out especially. It’s the best colour for winter and there are a number of plants, which can perform, Cornus Mid winter fire, Orange berries of course a number of other plants, Pansies, Erysimum and Witch Hazel top of my list for scent as well.
Don’t for get the colour this winter and make sure you have your bulbs in ready, if you need any help in the garden digging borders or planting etc. please do not hesitate to contact us.
Callicarpa - the most amazing purple colour go for it and don't forget the orange!!
Letters from the garden
It’s October and we have had the best week for sunshine, love it! The team is enjoying it too.
The leaves are dropping already, well that’s one of the main jobs now, keeping the leaves at bay before they take over everyone’s garden, competing with the Apples dropping, don’t forget to collect them and make that apple crumble or just fill up the store ready for winter, I’ve done my Elderberry jam, very satisfying but it does like to set earlier than most fruits so you can’t take your eye off It even if you are making scones!!!
Anyway back to gardening, I hope you have been planning and buying your bulbs ready or setting pots up for winter/spring planting, there are still some lovely plants available and I have to say I have succumbed to some new bulbs myself, so while I am planting up clients pots and baskets I will try and find time for my own (we’ll see).
If you do need anything like this done I am available to do this on site for you just let me know your shopping list or if your feeling a little risqué you could let me choose!
If you need any plants or help with planting please do not hesitate to contact us.
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