With all the horrible weather we have at this time of year it’s not hard to forget about our gardens, you know leave it ‘til later, when it’s nice again. And when there is a break in the weather actually we ‘d rather be doing all those things at this time of year, which keep us so busy. However there is work to be done and important work too to prepare for both next year and deepest winter.
With all the leaves collecting in corners it’s a very good time to think about garden waste, in particular leaf mulch. If you have the space for leaf mulch whether it’s a custom built space or just a few dustbin bags in a corner of the garden, you can prepare a great compost with very little effort.
For my clients at Mow-N-Blow this is certainly a time of year we earn our name as we are blowing all those leaves into heaps so my clients can get back to forgetting about the garden and do their Christmas shopping!
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