Senwes Scenario June/July 2018 - Page 61

GARDENING Winter and carpet en its sy leafy blaartapyt There is a nip in the air which announces the change of season. Autumn and winter are upon us, which results in a leafy car- pet on our lawns and paving. By Carl Kirstein E mbrace this time and enjoy the change from your summer gar- den to a winter paradise. A tip for the season is to leave as many as possible leaves in the beds, since it helps to retain the soil tempera- ture and protects the plant roots against the cold. It is important to prepare your garden at this time. Some of the summer flowers are still blooming. Close your eyes and pull them out - prepare the soil for winter and other bulbs and seedlings. Add com- post (organic) to the soil and fertilise. The 60 SENWES SCENARIO | WINTER 2018 59