Spring gardening, protect lupins and delphiniums from slug damage with strulch garden mulch

Beast from the East or Pest from the West?

The bad weather has certainly delayed Spring in Yorkshire! Today has been much warmer and tempted us to get into the garden. Geoff has topped up the Strulch, protecting new shoots from slugs and preventing weed germination at the same time.

Gardening is very satisfying but it is also a big investment. We started our current garden from scratch in 2014 adding many new plants. This picture from May last year shows our success at growing delphiniums and lupins which slugs love to devour! Mulching is a good investment but not everyone appreciates the benefits.

Making Winter flowers last longer

Making winter flowers last longer.

We were pleased to read Alice Bowe’s article in The Times in February - Three easy ways to make winter flowers last longer. One of her tips was to use a mulch. Alice said:

“Once old foliage has been removed, apply a generous mulch round the crown of the plants, to insulate and feed and to allow the emerging flowers to stand out against a clean backdrop. You can use well-rotted garden compost or a commercial product such as Strulch for this job."

As always we love to hear what you think of Strulch and to see pictures of your garden.