Well the winter really has taken a toll on the gardens.
After the borders were refreshed, the torrential rain flattened them again, so now the sunshine has returned, we’re ready to get going and smarten it all up again.
The chafer beetle has arrived here too, and the birds have had a hay day digging for the larvae. This problem is all over the lower mainland now, so we’re not alone!
The plan is to reseed again, but that can’t be done until after April, when the cycle finishes. A special seed will be used by the landscapers which will help to deter them.
We are hoping to be able to replenish the soil on the lower level this year, doing the same to the other levels on a yearly basis.
The shrubs we lost in the hot weather will be removed, and replaced as soon as possible.
Good news regarding our lovely red maple tree on the top level. We thought we were going to lose it, but after consultation with the City experts, it only needs a good pruning, which will be done soon.
Garden plots have been allocated to our green fingered owners, so as the weather warms up, it will be all go out there!
All of this will ensure we have lovely gardens to enjoy come Summer!