As soon as March arrives everyone seems to want gardening clean ups and projects done all at the same time and things go completely crazy for the next few months. I then get a more calm, maintenance couple of months. When autumn arrives, home owners, who have been renting their properties over the summer months, come back to find their gardens haven't been looked after in quite the way they had expected and they call for an emergency clean up so I'm off again (I'm not complaining)!
All feeble excuses for not keeping up my blog and studies!
August/ September are great months for being thrifty for next year. Take soft wood cuttings from your favourite shrubs,roses etc. and you'll have free new plants for next year.
When your cutting off your dead flower heads save the seeds and pot them up or save them in an envelope or paper bag and store them in a cool dark place to pot up next year. Leave some for the birds.
Scarify and reseed lawns this month before it gets too cold for the seed to germinate ( in warmer climates you can do this next month).
Give your pots and planters a freshen up with some autumnal colours and plants.
Hedges and shrubs will need a tidy up after their summer growth spurts.
Get your bulb catalogues out and buy and plant up bulbs for a good show next year.
Keep firing the Q's at me to keep me studying please. I have my lovely new drawing board. My oldest friend made a large contribution towards it for my BIG birthday so I hope to get time for some botanical illustrations and garden plans. Thanks Rosie my dearest friend !