We’re right in the middle of another Great British Summer so we of course should be expecting high temperatures and dry days. After a long, cold winter and a very late spring this year, the summer heat has been exceptional and even though you and I might be loving sitting out in the sunshine or preparing a steak for the barbeque, our gardens need to be managed at this time of year just as much as at other times.
Use these guidelines to keep your garden looking tip-top this summer. But remember the most important thing is to make sure you reap the benefits of your hard work; soak up the sights and smells of the new season and spend plenty of time basking in the delights of your haven, because that’s what summer is for!
This is the first of a new kind of blog to add to my repertoire of the usual plant and garden job focused ones.
Today I’d like to introduce you to one of Green Art’s Care and Development Team clients. This is Sue in her element in her beautiful cottage garden in Ewelme. I met with her to chat all things green on our recent monthly care visit to her garden.
When you saw the title of this blog, you may have thought you were about to read a review of the Eric Carle picture book, however, I would instead like to talk to you about a garden pest which we are starting to see increased infestations of locally. (If this were a film, this is the bit where the music would be building up to a Dun, Dun, Derrr….) The Box Moth ‘Cydalima Perspectalis’.
It was the last day of the project today. Whilst I will have to make a trip back during the next coppicing season in the winter to finish the arbour by the pond, all the main structures are complete and are showing signs of growth. Yippee!!
Today, to him gazing south with a new-born need stirring in his heart, the clear sky over their long low outline seemed to pulsate with promise; today, the unseen was everything. The unknown, the only real fact of life.