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July 2020 – Using your Garden Gut!

July 2020 – Using your Garden Gut!

July means the middle of summer and a new rich colour palette, as dahlias, agapanthus and cosmos come into bloom. You’ll need to deadhead and feed blooming plants, trim straggly specimens and keep an eye out for unwanted pests. Why not try some of these tips to bring the sun into your garden: Summer can create ...

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Ellens Green & Rudgwick Gardening Association

Ellens Green &  Rudgwick Gardening Association

What can a gardening club do when people can’t meet up? Answer: Organise an online show! That’s exactly what the Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association have done. Its chairman, Richard Haigh, says: “We had to cancel our usual spring show but one of our members had the idea of holding a virtual show ...

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June 2020 – Full Swing Flourishing!

June 2020 – Full Swing Flourishing!

The longest day of the year falls on June 20th, bringing hotter temperatures and even more sunlight. Flowers are flourishing, there’s lots to harvest in the vegetable garden and keeping on top of escaping plants is a priority, especially weeds! Here’s a thorough list of jobs to take care of in your garden this ...

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May 2020 – Spring into Bloom!

May 2020 – Spring into Bloom!

May is here! The days are getting warmer and longer. Summer is on its way and it’s time to clear up spring plants, plant out summer flowers and get ready for autumn. Prepare your Garden for Summer with these simple but helpful tips: Remember to open greenhouse vents and doors on hotter days. You can also damp ...

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April 2020 – Treat it like your Child!

April 2020 – Treat it like your Child!

April’s here and spring has certainly sprung! As the weather warms and early flowers begin to bloom, all of a sudden it feels like there’s much to be done in the garden again! Make the most out of your garden any chance you get with these tasks: Give your greenhouse an in-depth scrub (if you haven’t already) ...

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March 2020 – Songs of a Spring Garden!

March 2020 – Songs of a Spring Garden!

By March, we’re ready to welcome the age of spring, an optimistic, happy time for us gardeners. There’s much to be done outdoors, now the winter months have gone by. Bring it on! Read on to find many important garden jobs for this month: Fertilise your beds. Once the soil is feasible, dig a 5cm layer of compost ...

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February 2020 – Love Gardening!

February 2020 – Love   Gardening!

February is quite the turning point in the garden. It still can be cold outside, but there are signs of spring’s impending arrival everywhere you look. Bulbs begin to emerge from the ground, and the days are getting longer at last! Feel the love with your garden this month with these February tips: Arrange your ...

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January 2020 – Visions of Grand Gardening…

January 2020 – Visions of Grand Gardening…

As the New Year is a time of celebration, renewed energy and grand plans for the next twelve months. Tasks in the garden this month are generally about keeping things nice and tidy, and getting ready for the year ahead. Complete the vision you have with your garden early this year with these tasks: Put your ...

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December 2019 – Peace in your Garden . . .

December 2019 – Peace in your Garden . . .

December can sometimes be a quiet month in the garden, but there are more things to sort out than you may realise. With limited daylight as we come to the shortest day of the year, this month’s cold weather can be gorgeous but bitterly cold in equal measure. Give your garden peace and tranquillity this winter with ...

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November 2019 – What comes first in the Garden…

November 2019 – What comes first in the Garden…

In November we begin to order the garden for winter. Clearing the last of the fallen leaves, planting tulips and composting the leftovers of summer from the borders. It is also a time to start anew in the garden, review horticultural successes, failures, and plan for the next gardening year before our heads are ...

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