Letters from the garden
It’s Mid-February which means Saint Valentine’s day, a feast for lovers. Although we don’t have red roses growing outside at this time of year, it seems even in the 1800’s we were sending confectionery flowers and gifts to each other, I never really understood as a kid but now, I’ll never turn down a lovely meal with my husband.
We’ve had a flurry of snow and a few cold days but still the grass looks like it needs cutting already, I’ve had a few clients ask about mulching as bulbs are already up and plants are growing, so what I am saying is you can still dress your beds at this stage if there is growth just a lighter layer of compost or whatever you have to use, but still mulch other beds that can take it.
I’m waiting for more plants to become available and I can’t wait to put some fresh faces in the pots and baskets, I love planting something new or just moving plants around the borders, gardening is very therapeutic if you have time to do it, and also if you come home from work to see neat lines in the lawn the beds weeded and edged can be very satisfying even if someone else has done it.
I’ve seen my first Daffodils and bought some, spring flowers in the house just gets you impatient for it to be happening quicker outdoors, and I am getting impatient please let’s get going so we can absorb like the plants the sunshine the rain with the warmth on our faces. Bring it on 2018 we are going to soak you up.
If you need any garden help, please call for both garden maintenance and more horticultural needs also.
Mow ‘n’ Blow Garden Services Ltd
MNB Horticulture Ltd
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