Friday, October 21, 2011

Spring bulbs in the Tuscan garden

We are currently working on a wonderful project in Pescia which looks set to become a gorgeous family garden with areas for eating, relaxing, woodland walks, terraces, a pergola and treehouse.  So whilst we have all been very busy we are enjoying the challenge of working on such an exciting project. This week has involved planting over 1000 spring bulbs and I can’t wait to see the shoots nose through the soil over the next few months.  We have also been moving lots of autumn bulbs to new locations ready for next year.  This month’s Tuscan Magazine also includes our feature on spring bulbs and how to create a wonderful Tuscan garden bursting with colour and of course we have included info on the renowned Florentine Iris.  

At last we have some rain and the gardens are so happy and are already looking healthier and greener.  Here near Siena the gardens had literally dried out and I am amazed by the plants resilience,  with scant watering and lots of encouragement they have come through, I am sure the thick mulch has saved them.  Next week we are back to Pescia and are also working on a project in the forest at Monte Amiata which is stunning, and we get to collect chestnuts whilst we are working – wonderful.

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