Letters from the garden
Happy New Year to you all, I hope you have enjoyed the festivities with the garden coming into to your home, unless you are a fakey! If you are, then you don’t have the clear up afterwards, just some foliage here and there.
Mow ‘n’ Blow are back working after our Christmas break, the team are on good form and are enjoying the slightly better weather although we may be seeing snow this week, we’ll wait and see.
With all the rain and mild temperatures, the grass is still growing but the ground is soggy, not the best mix. With this in mind we are sticking to the normal winter jobs, digging borders, pruning, leaf blowing and mulching, with some planting mixed in as this a good time of year to do these jobs. We are still doing the winter hits for people and even some gutter clearance and pressure washing, as I’m sure there are some paths or patios that could do with some help.
Watch for the Hellebores coming through, tip: cut the leaves off so you can see the flowers if you need to.
I think we might be starting bulb watch early again this year, I have seen the snowdrops getting ready and others peaking through, we will keep you posted.
If you need any help please don’t hesitate to call.
Hoping 2016 is a great year for everyone.
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