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Summer is keeping us waiting but it’s almost here! Last year the paddling pools and sun loungers were out and the grass was dried to a crisp. This year we have lush green grass but the patio furniture feels like it’s not seen the light of day for an age!
The theme of this year’s ‘National Allotments Week’ is 'Soil Health', focusing on the condition of our soil, what to plant and how to care for it to ensure a bumper harvest! "The NAS hope that this National Allotments Week will inform and educate gardeners old and new about the benefit of caring for the soil and the creatures that inhabit it."
After a very wet July your lawn should be looking lush and green but also in need of a good mow!
If you are reading this, you have survived the heatwave! Adopting a continental way of life and not rushing around so much has had to be the way to go as much as possible during the record-breaking temperatures. It’s been unbearable, thank goodness it’s cooled down and we have had a bit of rain. Not that it really makes a difference to the water table, but it provides a little moisture. This is really an ideal time to water. Like I said last month, if it is so dry any water will just run off. If the ground or pot isn’t bone dry it will absorb.
Hurray for school holidays! It’s time to take the plunge and drag the kids away from their screens and into the fresh air!
Wednesday 3rd August is ‘Playday’, this is celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. This year’s theme is ‘All to play for – building play opportunities for all children’, which hopes to bring all aspects of play to every child, in every community.
Many people still enjoy the effect of “stripes” on a lawn following a grass cut and all of my customers are no exception - Simon James.