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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
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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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06 Feb

February Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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Work this month sets the stage for a glorious spring garden. It’s time to get planning and take advantage of sunny days to complete odd jobs in your garden. You can start sowing seeds indoors ready to be planted out after all signs of frost are gone. February is the perfect time to finalise your [...]

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Published Date: 06 Feb 2013
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04 Feb

February Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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Finish any odd jobs left around the garden- fixing fences, cleaning greenhouses and getting garden tools ready for the arrival of spring. Beds should be raked clean before you start to plant your bulbs, any waste material can be added to your compost. Don’t forget to clean and sterilise your trays and pots before you start [...]

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Published Date: 04 Feb 2013
Category: Bird Care, Bulbs Tubers and Corms, Gardeners Calendar, Wildlife
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02 Jan

January Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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Welcome to the New Year and the start of the next gardening season! Hopefully, many of you will be thinking up some gardening resolutions, if you are – let the first be maintenance!  Much like December, maintenance is the most important thing this month. Your garden is at its most dormant so there’s plenty of [...]

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Published Date: 02 Jan 2013
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02 Jan

January Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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We hope you have had a fantastic new year and are keen to get back in the garden ready for spring. Spring is one of our busiest times and definitely our favourite gardening season. As everything starts to wake up from the dormancy of winter there’s finally lots to do in the garden again! Maintenance [...]

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Published Date: 02 Jan 2013
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04 Dec

December Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain

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Clearing borders of dead or dying plants helps create tidy displays, showing off those still in bloom. The spent debris makes a great soil improver for next year, so get it rotting down. Prune harshly to improve the shape of your trees and shrubs, look out for flaws such as split or broken branches, and [...]

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Published Date: 04 Dec 2012
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03 Dec

December Garden – Sowing & Planting..

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As Christmas approaches, our to-do lists don’t often contain gardening tasks at this time of year.  Luckily, you can take it a little easier this month without any risk to your garden; maintenance is the most important thing until spring. Of course, if you are looking to keep up the pace of your gardening, don’t [...]

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Published Date: 03 Dec 2012
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03 Nov

November Garden – Tidy, Protect and Maintain

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November is your last chance to prepare your soil before winter sets in. Soil can easily be damaged; make sure you dig up any unwanted plants and turn over your soil while it still contains some summer heat. Protect any bare patches of soil with mulch, compost, leaf mould or even plastic sheeting. This will [...]

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Published Date: 03 Nov 2012
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01 Nov

November Garden – Sowing and Planting…

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As winter quickly approaches, take advantage of the cool days and the slower pace of gardening to prepare your plants for winter. November is in the midst of the dormant period so it’s the perfect time to keep up your garden maintenance and prepare your garden for the future frosts. Bulbs should preferably be planted [...]

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Published Date: 01 Nov 2012
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