Spring is almost here and for us who have sandy soils they are starting to become lighter which enables us to get onto the soil earlier than other types of soil.
We took on an allotment last July and have spent the time since bringing it up to scratch as it had been let go which involved basically removing loads of old carpet which the last owners had used to control weeds and had failed and digging through and removing loads of grass weed.
Its quite a hard way to start an…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 19, 2012 at 18:27 — No Comments
This week has been a snowy one with winter finally hitting us and the business with a couple of days forced off and it totally changes the look of the garden with everything covered with snow, with every garden be it well kept or unkempt looking the same finding a plant of the week was going to be a problem.
The plant we noticed this week maybe because it was shown off better against the white background of the snow was Jasminum nudiflorum with its bright yellow flowers offering some…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 12, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments
The team were working this week in a garden in Virgina Water, Surrey and we suddenly noted a rather nice smell, looked around and our client had a beautiful looking witchhazel or Hamamelis mollis. This got us thinking about the gardens and sites we visit and how there must be a plant of the week which might be a nice feature for "blog" so I'll get the ball rolling with the wichhazel.
What we liked about it was that it flowers in winter which is usual and makes it stand out from the…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 5, 2012 at 11:29 — No Comments