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July 2018 – Keep your Garden Running

July 2018 – Keep your Garden Running

As the heat of the season rises, summer weather is not only tough on gardeners but on our plants as well. The good news is the heat won’t last forever. In the meantime why not try these tips for keeping your garden running. Put saucer trays filled with water under potted plants, and allow them to soak it up from ...

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June 2018 – Recycle our Gardens

June 2018 – Recycle our Gardens

All gardeners have a bunch of odds and ends hidden beneath the potting bench or behind the compost heap, Just in case they come in handy! Creative recycling in the garden can often birth some of the most innovative concepts, which could save you a small fortune in buying the newest gardening kit. Compost bags are ...

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May 2018 – Buzzing Around!

May 2018 – Buzzing Around!

May can be a wonderful time for making moves in our garden. As the days are brighter and the weather gets warmer, our plant-life changes for the better. Check out these ways to keep on the move in your garden. Tie in ascending roses. Arranging the stems horizontally will help to yield more flowers. Trim ...

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April 2018 – New Life!

April 2018 – New Life!

Spring is here! The days are lighter and it begins to get warmer. All the more reason to get sprucing in our gardens, here are a few things you can look into this month. Remove any faded flowers from early flowering bulbs, especially daffodils. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails with the use of slug pellets ...

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March 2018 – Spring Marches On

March 2018 – Spring Marches On

The beginning of a busy season, as the daylight lengthens so does the jobs in the Garden. Now's the time to finish off winter tasks to make way for a whole new season of work for you to get to get involved with. Keep hoeing to keep emerging weeds from getting out of control whilst still small. Mow the lawn in ...

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February 2018 – Preparing for Spring

February 2018 – Preparing for Spring

This month shows signs of spring heading our way, with bulbs appearing and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. Here are a few tips on how to get ready for the new season. Protect fruit and vegetables such as apricots, nectarines and peaches with netting to keep the birds off. Prune ...

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January 2018 – Keeping your Garden Fresh

January 2018 – Keeping your Garden Fresh

January might be the middle of winter but as the days lengthen the garden begins to grow, now is a good time to plan for the coming gardening year and to order seeds and plants. Prune rose bushes now whilst they are dormant. Cut back to just above a bud and remove any crossing or dead branches. Cut back the ...

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December – Looking after the Garden and Wildlife

December – Looking after the Garden and Wildlife

Although Winter time is a colder time of the year for gardening, it doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do. December is the start of a chance to enjoy planting cool season vegetables and flowers that don’t tolerate the summer weather. Check houseplants and any plants you brought indoors for the winter to make ...

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November – Frosty Times

November – Frosty Times

As leaves start falling and the wind and rain are on the increase watch out for tender plants that need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Shift these plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Don’t forget winter can be a tough time for ...

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October – Refreshing our Gardens

October – Refreshing our Gardens

Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder, it’s a beautiful time of year. Plant daffodil bulbs, tulip bulbs and Allium bulbs for a glorious spring display. Dot them through borders or naturalise them in grass. Plant spring bedding such as ...

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