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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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September – Changing Gardens

September – Changing Gardens

September, usually a cooler time of the year, can also be the time when your garden begins to transform as we go into the Autumn season. Dividing perennials regularly will ensure healthy, vigorous plants that will continue to perform year after year. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them. ...

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August – Juicy Fruits!

August – Juicy Fruits!

August with a little luck brings us the best of the summer weather but being the classic holiday month it can be hard to keep on top of your garden. If you must, apply a pesticide spray during the coolest parts of the day and follow label directions closely. Harvesting fruit before peak ripeness helps minimize ...

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July Gardening Tips – Looking good!

July Gardening Tips – Looking good!

July can be one of the hottest months of the year and a wonderful time just to sit and enjoy your garden with friends and family. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you’ll enjoy a longer lasting display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using grey water where possible, and hoe ...

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