The colder winter days brings new work for our many residents associations with the cleaning of planted areas. Beds where possible have a variety of sustainable plants that give colour all year round. These need to be weeded, the plants trimmed back, or in many cases divided and replanted elsewhere. Some winter colour is add with primroses and violas. The robin, a gardeners friend in the winter stands by, ready to pick up any tasty morsels which remain after the work.
Bulb planting in the autumn, we look forward to spring colour! This forms part of our annual planting each year giving colour on an ongoing basis. Areas with many bulbs are also thinned out directly after flowering, dried out and stored and the bulbs are then recycled into new areas in the Autumn.
The earthworms are near the surface and are disturbed as we do the bulb planting, the ground is quite damp after a lot of rain. (see 1 Euro coin for scale). Worms are very important for the health of the earth.