It's a new year and a new set of gardens are working their way from the drawing board to reality. Its one of my favorite times of the year for a few reasons.
Mud, bad weather, wet gloves, short days who wouldn't love it.
But it is really as some of my favorite work is seasonal and needs to be done now. I will soon be pruning a lot of fruit trees for different clients. This is always a rewarding job (most times) as you get to see the same trees grow and develop and change based on what pruning you do. I will do a blog on this and the basics some day and I love teaching people in their own garden also this great skill.
Also this time of the year is when I do all my hedge and tree planting. Over the years I have planted thousands of meters of different hedges and hundreds of trees. Most of these will outlive me hopefully and I take great pride in planning the right species and site for all these. Think of the countryside without hedgerows and trees, thing of those that are just in the perfect location. A large oak tree in the middle of a buttercup field, a beautiful cherry tree as a park standard or an elegant white flowed whitethorn perched at the cross roads. Too often these important parts of our gardens and landscape are badly planned and maintained. Little by little we can change this. This is a subject I am very passionate about but this blog might not be the place to solve it right now...in time!!!
Its great also to be planning new gardens and I have a few great projects for this Spring. I'll keep you updated and see what else 2018 holds in store.