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It’s been a long time coming but spring is finally here and it’s time to start prepping your garden for those long summer evenings!
There are two facts universally acknowledged about autumn. 1. Everyone you know will suddenly start saying, “I can’t believe summer’s over already”. (Seriously, can you believe it?) 2. A tidal wave of autumn hues will descend on your lawn in the form of soon to be rotten leaves. Garden vac to the rescue!
We live in an ever-changing technological era, where there is an app for pretty much anything. There are cooking apps, there are gardening apps, there is even an app where you can virtually pop pimples, as some people find this therapeutic… (For those trying to find this right now, it’s called ‘Pimple Popper’.)
Some people are born gardeners, some people have gardening thrust upon them. If you’ve moved into a place with a garden, or you’ve inherited a houseplant, congratulations! You now have a living thing to love and care for. Scary thought, we know! So naturally, the first question is, how often should you water your plant to keep it alive?
Green-fingered or not, everyone can garden. There are some plants that are so easy to keep alive you couldn’t kill them if you tried. If a cactus can survive in the desert it can survive in your home. Despite your over-watering or tendency towards neglect, you (yes, you) can still enjoy homegrown produce!
Soft green lawns, manicured even flower beds, perfectly regimented hedges and impressive water features are what we’ve come to expect from the gardens of National Trust properties around the country.
A couple of autumn leaves fall onto your lawn. You don’t really notice. A few more fall on the grass and into the flower beds. No problem, they’ll release essential nutrients as they rot and help feed your plants. Then the autumnal foliage ups its game and seemingly overnight the whole lawn is obscured by a carpet of fiery hues. Time to break out the garden tools.
The last lingering bursts of summer sunshine are few and far between and it’s time to face facts. Autumn is here. Officially the first day of autumn was the 22nd September, so it’s time to embrace fiery golden foliage, shiny conkers underfoot, blackberries on hedgerows and maybe even start thinking about breaking out the electric blanket. But what does all this mean for the autumn gardener?