Flowers are looking worse for wear, says our Anonymous Gardener
I am the anonymous gardener.
Every Sunday morning I go to my client and do their garden. So what sort of things do I do? Well I mow the lawn and edge it, I also water the plants as well as numerous other little things such as washing windows and installing watering systems. Basically I'll have a go at anything.
Once a month I'll write a feature giving you my own take on what is happening in the garden. I should warn you I'm no professional at gardens I'm still learning.
All the rain that we've had has really taken its toll on the garden. The flowers with all their colours are looking worse for wear due to been blown about by the wind and rain.
I know that for me the rain has sometimes stopped me getting out in the garden and mowing the lawn. However us Brits moan when it rains and moan when it's hot. Only a few weeks back when it was hot the soil became dry and plant life suffered.
In early July I did a work experience placement at a National Trust property. While there I worked in the garden and woodland and learnt how hard it is to keep the estate looking as great as it does.
As autumn approaches, with the nights drawing in, soon the leaves will be falling from the trees.
In my own garden the apples on the apple trees are ripening.
At the back of my client's garden are big imposing oak trees, they provide beautiful shade in the summer but the leaves in the autumn seem never ending.
Every Sunday morning in the autumn I find myself raking up the massive of crunchy leaves that have fallen to the ground.... More on that in the autumn.
(Added to site Friday, August 17th, 2012)