Letters from the garden
It seems Autumn is upon us, straight from the heat to the much needed rain for the ground, and then cool mornings, but good days.
On the gardening, the teams have started jobs early because some areas have finished already, although most of it is holding up. I have noticed the poor Hydrangeas have lost their colour early which is a shame but that’s the heat for you.
The grass is growing which is good, and we have noticed that the lack of water has actually helped kill off some of the moss, and as i said before if you would like lawn treatments, let us know and we can book these in.
Don’t forget to collect your bounty from the garden, whether you are freezing or preserving or just making an amazing soup (my favourite).
Are your Apple trees dropping, save what you can but because of the weather they are suffering a little, but you should still be able to have apple crumble or make some Cider, whichever your preference.
On the Designs side of things we have just finished the Swimming pond and it looks great, the client has now asked if can we put new plants around the edges outside of the pond, which means i can get involved.
Now is the time to book your garden in for winter, beds and borders are the most winter heavy as there is soil to dig over, compost to add, plants to move or add, compost areas to sort and use. Tree pruning and burning if you have the space.
Whatever you choose to do this week enjoy it, and if you need help please call.
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