Gardener’s Blog – December

It is that time of year again when it is getting cold and you don’t feel like leaving the house, but you must, the Christmas Lights are spectacular this year.  The ‘Fire Garden’ is a must see, as are the trees that are all lit up, showing the bark off to perfection.

Although the gardens are covered in lights and lots of people are passing through, work still has to continue.

We are still collecting leaves, the new machine is making short work of lifting the piles into the trailer and everyone seems very happy with it, so money well spent!  As the leaves are cut up quite small the compost next year should be wonderful.

We are busy taking our home made compost around the gardens and distributing on the shrub and flower beds, it always shows off the plants to great effect and gives them that important injection of nutrients to see them through the Winter.

We will be checking our winter protection on a regular basis to make sure it is doing what it is supposed to.  Make sure, as we have that your taps are protected.

Our ponds are being cleared of leaves so that pumps don’t get blocked up and the water stays sweet for the aquatic life in there.

We are also busy working out the next stage of the playground refurbishment, one thing we definitely need is more drainage and now is the time to put it in, no point in putting it in too early if you then have to dig it out for the next instalment.

Our tree reports have now been completed and we are asking permission from the Council to carry out the work, you may well see the tree gangs on site.