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18 May

Utilise space with a living wall!

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Living walls are a growing trend – and rightly so! They are a fantastic space saving way to garden and add will add new dimensions to your outdoor space. Living walls can be planted with herbs, annuals, perennials and even vegetables. Choose what’s best for your garden, thinking about whether you want to grow your [...]

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Published Date: 18 May 2013
Category: Garden Ideas
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16 May

May Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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Now is the time to cut back old growth on trailing plants such as Aubretia to make the plants more prolific and encourage new blooms.  This month remove faded wall flowers and clear out spring bedding to make space for new summer bedding plants. Twining climbers, like Honeysuckle and Clematis, need to be tied in and [...]

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Published Date: 16 May 2013
Category: Gardeners Calendar
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06 May

May Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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It’s the start of summer and you can expect beautiful warm spells and cool nights. You still have the risk of a cold snap and heavy showers in May but May’s garden is bursting with life, colour and birdsong! Sowing and planting: Plant out summer bedding towards the end of the month once the risk [...]

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Published Date: 06 May 2013
Category: Fruit and Vegetables, Gardeners Calendar, Spring Bedding
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21 Apr

Got a gardening query? Ask our Director of Horticulture Peter Clark!

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Peter has been involved in the growing industry from a very young age, beginning with helping his father during weekends and school holidays before attending Writtle Agricultural College. He will be pleased to offer any help or advice that you may need regarding the growing of your plants and will include as many of the most [...]

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Published Date: 21 Apr 2013
Category: Gardening Advice
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20 Apr

Want to keep up to date with us? Take a look at our first newsletter!

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Managing Director, Tim Dunningham writes… Hello from Jersey and welcome to your first edition of the Jersey Choice Newsletter. ‘Jersey Choice’ is basically the name of our wide ranging, island growing arm. We wanted to bring you more gardening features, tips and a bit of fun, so I hope you like it. Our Company Ethos [...]

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Published Date: 20 Apr 2013
Category: About Jersey Plants Direct
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18 Apr

It’s National Gardening Week!

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It’s the last day of RHS’s  national gardening week and time to get more involved with gardening! This week aims to show Britons the benefits of getting out in the garden! Celebrate the fantastic weather by getting out of the house to either to transform your local community or focus on your own garden. Throughout national gardening week there will be top gardening [...]

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Published Date: 18 Apr 2013
Category: Wildlife
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17 Apr

What Wildlife to Expect this April!

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We’ve had a stark contrast of weather this month, many of you will have experienced fantastic sunshine over the past few days while others are still feeling the harsh winter chill. We hope you’ve had time to head out into the garden and look out for Toads, Butterflies, Beetles, Dragonflies and Birds. Have a look [...]

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Published Date: 17 Apr 2013
Category: Wildlife
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20 Mar

Don’t Give Up on Busy Lizzies Just Yet!

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Many gardens and nurseries have been affected by the wide spread outbreak of Impatiens Downy Mildew in the last few years. This makes it all the more difficult to find fantastic quality Busy Lizzies (Impatiens Wallerina) in nurseries because many companies have decided not to carry on growing these popular bedding plants. Here at Jersey [...]

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Published Date: 20 Mar 2013
Category: Spring Bedding
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18 Mar

What Wildlife To Expect This Month!

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March is always a month with unexpected warm days and sometimes, like we’ve learnt here in Jersey – unexpected blizzards! It marks the start of spring and our favourite time in the garden. This month you can look forward to your bulbs popping up all over the place and the first signs of what summer [...]

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Published Date: 18 Mar 2013
Category: Wildlife
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13 Mar

Start Planting Home Grown Potatoes!

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Planting… Mid March is the perfect time to plant your chitted potatoes. The soil should have warmed up by now, but if you have snow in your area – best to wait til April. Not sure how to plant out your potatoes? Start by digging a trench 7.5-13cm (3-5in) deep, the exact depth should vary according [...]

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Published Date: 13 Mar 2013
Category: Fruit and Vegetables
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