Letters from the garden
We’ve had rain and the lawns are getting back to the green we are used to. My lawn is just out of control and wow we are going to be doing some lawn treatments over the next 12 months, the weeds that have taken over the lawns because of the drought are quite amazing.
Over the next month keep an eye on the lawns and if you require selective weedkillers and/or feeds let us know. You do not need to overfeed your lawns, it actually does more damage. If you need advice on lawns Christian is the man to call.
Because of the weather things are moving quicker than normal, we have already cut wildflower areas as they are finished already, other herbaceous are finishing early and beds and borders will need a good dig over soon.
With the Bank Holiday enjoy the garden if you are in it, keep deadheading to prolong the last of the flowers. Now we have had some rain i would suggest maybe a little food for beds and pots so it will soak in properly and not scorch plants.
We are hoping it will be nice weather to continue eating outside, are you picking your raspberries, i have missed the Elderberries simply because they ripened earlier than i was prepared for, but never mind i will have to find something else to preserve.
Good luck collecting fruit and veg don’t let anything spoil, too much veg can be made into soups and chutneys so have fun.
Hedges are in need of a cut so don’t forget to call in advance so we can get you booked in. If you need other help in the garden please let us know.
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