Letters from the garden
Where’s the sun? with all this wet weather I can’t keep on top of my own lawn, the team are running at full speed and being kept busy.
Our willow yurt was starting to look alot like a hairy monster so we had to tame it, just in time. Hedges and planting well with the rain at least that’s not been a no as normally it would be at this time of year on the planting side the hedges are as mad as ever.
We have a buzzard that’s moved into the trees surrounding our little part of the world which is lovely. It’s amazing what noises are in the world today working in nature, we normally expect to hear birds, pets, horses and many more and then it’s mixed with hedge cutters, lawn mowers, strimmer’s, chainsaws and forks, spades, hammers the lists goes on, it’s just a reality check that even in the countryside you are more likely to hear a machine than the lovely sound of chirping birds but all the same it’s still beats being cooped up and not being out there amongst the wet grass and the warm sun on the roses and the smells that match, cut grass is the best and probably a delight to all.
I will be mostly mowing this week, once I’ve mange to kill the weeds in the lawn which has gone mad but once the sun makes an appearance I can do both, my elderberries are ready so that’s the next job.
Have fun and I hope you get to enjoy the garden, hopefully we’ll see more sun.
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