Letters from the garden
We’ve had our first frost and I was not expecting that, temperatures dropped lower than expected but still good during the day, I am reluctant to put the heating on but it’s going to have to happen. Blankets are out on the sofa and Tinca our Jack Russel is under the covers too.
The garden is still looking good, the Cosmos is still flowering wonderfully, and the grasses are fantastic as it is there time to shine and they are definitely doing that. My Aquilegia’s have gone mad really filled out ready for next year hoping to get lots of flowers, I still haven’t planted my new bulbs, the weather might be on my side at the weekend so I will get out there and then I can separate all my strawberries too, I will do some more seed shopping for the beds and borders, I have to remove a few plant and divide, I think the Lavatera has just become too much of a thug, but these grow quite quickly so I will get another one and place it in a better position in the garden, the trunk is huge so I don’t think I’ll remove it successfully (sometimes it’s not going to happen).
Time to check the lavenders, don’t forget that these only last a few years and do need replacing, so if they look like they have given you their best pull them out and you can either replant now, or in spring.
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Lynn and Christian Dupont
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