Planning for Autumn/Winter
Although we are still in Summer holiday mode, Lady Horticulturist is planning for her Autumn and Winter tidy-up. This includes heavily pruning back shrubs and rejuevenating areas that may have got overgrown, certain plants may need reducing to allow other plants room to flourish. Sometimes this may look harsh but plants do respond well to harsh pruning as it encourages more flowers the following season. Also, it renews dead, damaged and diseased stems, making the plant stronger.
I am offering a new service, shredding this material. I recommend it is stored for 3 months and then used as mulch on your borders. This will supress weeds and hold moisture, especially through the summer months. This is an excellent way of recycling material and reduces the cost of disposing of the waste.
This is also a good time to be thinking about your Spring bulbs to avoid disappointment, especially if you have a favourite variety or colour in mind. There are various nurseries that you can take a look at with a good selection of bulbs, if you are unsure Lady Horticulturist is happy to advise.
I am also taking orders for hedging if you are thinking about having a hedge.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish me to order hedging, specimen trees, soft fruit or bulbs as these need to be ordered soon. If you are thinking this Autumn of having a big tidy up please can I make you aware that I have a big following and I would need to allocate a timeslot as this does take extra time. From time to time you may see an extra pair of hands with me to get through the demand.