Read below about our, and owner Susie Copsey's, first 'Powered by Wonderpost garden in Ipswich. What an amazing place, and thanks Suzie for being so welcoming. It's amazing how a few green shoots, some birds singing and bag of Wonderpost can make you feel :)
In Susie's own words:
"Our much-neglected garden was landscaped last October. The soil is light and sandy and hadn’t had anything added for about 15 years. We had a few nondescript shrubs and lots of ivy everywhere. I really wanted to fill it with flowers to benefit pollinators as well as look nice. I saw the Wonderpost sign one day as I drove past and decided to give it a try as it was local and organic. I didn’t want to add artificial fertilisers as it’s a wildlife garden. Once the ground was cleared I added a three-inch layer and forked it in lightly. I also added lots to each hole as I planted. So far I have used about eighty bags.
The picture below is my garden before Wonderpost.
I started to plant up in March and the first thing I noticed was how much more moisture the soil contained than usual. Although I have had to water all the new plants this has been much less frequent than I expected. The biggest surprise though has been the rate at which the plants are growing. Everything has doubled in size in a matter of weeks and the borders are really filling out. Wonderpost has worked on everything I have planted - shrubs, climbers, perennials, and annuals. I am looking forward to seeing things develop over the summer and enjoying all the flowers. I am also intending to mulch with it in the future to keep improving the soil.
The garden taking shape
The garden has gone from drab to fab in a very short time and it has proved to be superb value for money.