Letters from the garden
Well Autumn is here, chilly mornings warm days and the leaves are turning, hazelnuts dropping on the outbuilding and lots of squirrels gathering. I’m still hurrumphing!! Fleece or no fleece!!
We have been as busy as ever, lots of tidying of herbaceous borders, still time to wait and then we will be splitting and dividing, making new areas and replanting. The cutting is still at full speed as we have had wet and warm so they won’t stop anytime soon. It’s time to keep on top of the late summer plants as they will soon be finishing, so don’t forget to book us in. Also for those that haven’t already cut their fields and meadow areas we can also help with this. Don’t forget your bulbs if you need us to plant these we can.
We are gradually changing over kit to the new battery operated set up, and so far we are impressed we even have a mower which we have tested on our own lawns and it’s a good finish so I think people will like it no more horrible fuels and liquids for the one van so far, let’s see what happens.
I am about to attack my compost area as well it’s got completely out of control this year so there will a few weekends cursing the mess and trying to rebuild the bays, but it will be lovely and turned by the time I finish, then I will have some sexy soil for the beds so all good.
Now is a really good time to book consultancy as we can advise on what to do if you are one of the keen gardeners that just needs guidance or a planting plan to work towards.
Have fun and I hope you get to enjoy the garden for a bit longer.
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