It’s time for:
Sowing new lawns or repair bare patches
Mulching rose and shrub beds
Sowing directly in to the ground: nasturtium, sunflower, china aster, lavatera trimestris
Setting snail traps – read more about it here
What is happening in my garden :
Pruning lantana camara
I’ve planted beautiful Lantana Camara last summer. That is how it looked like in the summer and early fall:
Now it’s all woody stems.
It’s not very sunny, so there’s no sign of new stems. It’s time to encourage lanatana to grow and that means solid spring pruning. If you have lantana in your garden, here are some tips : cut the lantana down to within 6 to 12 inches above the ground and remove all old, woody stems. Trim out any brown, moldy stems and leaves.
I’ve just planted clematis. In my opinion, this is the one of the most beautifully blooming plants. The cutting is so tiny and fragile! I’ve protected bottom of the plant from possible overnight frost.
Lovely, handcrafted garden stools