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Thank you for your support, keep safe and keep gardening!
Ken also writes 'Garden Jottings' for the local Six Villages Newsletter, and his article for April 2020 follows -
It seems many of us may be having a bit more ‘at home’ time
than usual over the next few months, but self-isolation isn’t all bad -
no travelling on overcrowded transport, no meetings in stuffy offices,
no crowds to squeeze through, just your own safe surroundings to stay
in… but how will you occupy your time? TV perhaps - no! housework -
definitely no! DIY - no again! It’s time to get outside and make 2020
the Year of Your Garden; enjoy fresh air and a bit of gentle exercise,
accompanied by truly amazing flora and fauna, it’s a great tonic for us
Gardens have always been a sanctuary, a place to retreat to,
calm and tranquil spaces away from everything. Being in or looking onto
a green space allows you time to pause and consider the things that are
important to you. Like the weather, you can’t change what’s happening
around you, but in the confines of your own plot you are master of all
you see, so with a bit of time and effort you can make a place you’ll
really want to be in.
Whatever your garden looks like there’s always something to
do, whether it’s a quick tidy up, a complete refresh, or just a simple
task such as planting up a couple of stylish pots with colourful
flowers. You could take the opportunity to prepare an area for ‘grow
your own’, and discover a few taste sensations and prove once and for
all that fresh is always best. You can start off a lot of seeds now in
trays or small pots, and transfer them into their final growing
positions later on, but be aware that root crops such as carrots,
parsnips and swede are tap-rooted and resent being shifted about.
If you’re at home with the kids, get them involved, the magic of runner
beans winding upwards, or the anticipation of a large pumpkin for
Halloween usually catches the imagination. Don’t forget giant
sunflowers as well, these can create a bit of fun rivalry between
siblings or friends, and when the show’s over, cut off the seed heads
and leave them for the birds to enjoy.
Encouraging wildlife into your garden is always a pleasure,
and by providing clean water, shelter, and a reliable source of quality
food you’ll keep them coming back. Make a list of all the different
species you see and the number visiting at any one time to get an
indication of the health of your garden. It’s not only the obvious
birds, bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, frogs and toads that you’ll
attract, there’s also a lot of beneficial bugs and beasties to
accommodate, so leave a patch a little wild for these to occupy as
their own special sanctuary!
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