Roger tries to persuade people not to spend their money on too detailed a plan,
as doing this takes up time and is therefore expensive,
but to have a basic plan, and
spend the money on actual plants. He tries to give the client a concept, which has been agreed together,
without too much detail, as it is difficult to imagine exactly what a proposed garden is
going to look like until it is actually establishcd.
Depending on a client's needs and abilities, Roger either works out a planting plan for them to do themselves or else comes in
with a team to do it for them. For anyone thinking or having their garden designed, The Society of Garden Designers is
a good start.
Tips for Oct/Noc/Dec
Make sure you have got your spring bulbs in the ground, particularly
the daffodils, which should have been put in during September.
Reduce the height of bush roses to cut down wind rock during the winter.
Early autumn is the time to raise lawn mower blades to -1 inch. This is also a good time to top dress your lawn by spiking it every 3-4, inches and adding sand mixed with peat and soil.
Good time to plant, particularly bulbs and evergreen shrubs. If you
are on heavy, wet soil, leave plants such as lavender and
until the Spring.
If you want to move any plants, evergreens, those that keep their leaves, can be moved in October. For deciduous ones, those that lose their leaves, it is better to wait until November.
Protect tender plants from
December - Leave your garden alone and take a well deserved rest!
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