Over the next couple of dark winter months and in a shameless bid to advertise my company Mow-N-Blow, I hope to enlighten, with a few thoughts for the garden. Yes I know its winter and it seems as though there really isn’t a lot to do, but I did say shameless! No really this is the time of year when a lot of hard work can prepare you for a much easier year ahead.
After being in the business of gardening for many years, I believe that time spent now in the garden buys itself back over the year, preparing and performing projects now, to enjoy them for spring and summer.
For the next two months I hope to give some tips for the garden in winter, including machine maintenance, leaf mulching, winter garden projects and more. I have worked my way through this trade for over 20 years and covered all aspects of it and even won an award or two along the way, so I hope you enjoy reading as I much as I enjoy gardening.
Setting up a new company is always fraught with minor problems and issues! However it is something I keep doing to myself and so I must enjoy it. Mow N Blow is my company this time and so I'm not growing it for anyone else and it can be my baby. It is this that I blog over, I wanted to also resurrect my old water gardening company, Aquascape. As we have been going through the processes of starting new businesses it has become apparent that this is not such an uncommon name anymore so thus it has become M'n'B aquatics. So Mow N blow already is throwing me small business curve balls and I guess I just have to keep stepping up to the plate and knocking 'em out of the park!
As November is now here in full force and the garden is looking more leafless every day, I am turning my thoughts to mulching the beds, splitting the hosta's for christmas presents and the addition of some outside solar powered motion lights so I can see the van in the morning!
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