Letters from the garden
Oh my god, snow it’s SPRING!!!! Hasn’t anyone told mother nature to stop messing with us! Anyway, rant over, considering the snow and I do like it, the bulbs are doing well, my Hellebores have recovered, and we are cutting grass on the warmer days as it’s needed.
We have had our first cut of the year and it’s made the garden look a lot better, just need to start sowing seeds. Weeding is already happening when they aren’t frozen that is.
No doubt with Easter being early, it will be cold, don’t be duped into buying plants before they are ready to be outside, and avoid Senetti’s they do not like frost but should be ok in the house or a conservatory until the frosts past.
The teams are up and running, just waiting for the best of the weather to start and it will be as every year, hit the ground mowing! Attack the weeds, prop the peonies up, check the stakes are in the right place and plant those pots up,
I should say I’m not happy as at the weekend I discovered Vine Weevil grubs, they have ruined my native primroses and a Heuchera, both in tubs so I’m afraid I have already had to douse the pots and beds just in case. Keep an eye out for bugs even at this time of year, the little buggers get there before you do.
If you do need help in the garden let us know, we will be here J
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