Do you have some simple tips the the
Weeding is just one of those jobs that is so easy to put off. I find that I ignore it in favour of more creative and fun
jobs, but I always regret it when the whole garden has been taken over by
dandelions, or creeping buttercup. The solution, and my tip, needless to say,
is little and often. Blitz it once, to get ahead, and then stay ahead!
What are the best areas of the garden
to be focussing on at this time of the year?
There’s stacks to be done in the
garden at this time of the year - it really depends what you managed to do last
autumn! The lawn will start to grow and will benefit from a feed and a first
cut. Roses, which you should have pruned by now, can be fed. Herbaceous
perennials can be lifted and divided - Crocosmia, for example. And you can be
sewing veg seed, some straight in to the ground, some under cover, to ensure a
continual supply throughout the year.
What is the one tool that you couldn’t
The obvious choice is a pair of Niwaki secateurs. I have a large collection
of secateurs but there is one pair I keep coming back to. I keep my secaterus
close by me at all times - in a leather holster along with a folding pruning
The one tool that I probably use the most is a
pocket knife. To be specific, a Japanese higo knife made my a blacksmith called Koto San, in
Kyushu. Most of the time I keep it on my belt, but I left it with a friend
recently and have been lost without it.