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Article: Trisha's Meanderings - May

Trisha's Meanderings - May

Trisha's Meanderings - May

May is a magical time in the garden with the ground strewn with golden leaves so beautiful but also manna from the heavens as is the best mulch possible. I rake heaps of it onto tarps and into wheelbarrows and pile on the veggie garden, top up the compost bins, more onto garden beds, around trees and particularly all the orchard trees. 

Favourite plant at this time are the spindle berries, small trees, euonymus europa. They glow like candles, the most stunning vibrant brilliant pink and orange berries cover the trees and as the red autumn leaves fall, the whole branches alight with the berries that hang on till at least the end of the month. They are startlingly fabulous.

Then it is the beauty of the bare branches - the tracery of limbs - particularly beautiful on frosty mornings against a clear blue sky.

This is the time I love to walk around the garden and plan for future projects. While the garden sleeps over the next few months it is a great time to really reassess what to do to improve the garden - perhaps extend a vista - plant anything you have had success with in the cuttings bed and enjoy the dormancy of much of the garden.

Trisha x 

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Seasons on the Farm - May

Seasons on the Farm - May

As the Days Grow Cooler Hello there, this month, the air carries the crisp promise of winter, and we have begun lighting fires that will keep us warm until spring returns. The crackling flames are ...

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