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14 Jun

Magic Marigolds… Top Tip for June!

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As we hit high-summer time, our tip for the month isn’t actually a proper tip but more of a recommendation really! As gardeners, the chances are that in amongst all the border plants we could well have a patch or three of marigolds. Apart from their skill at ‘colourblazing’ the garden, marigolds appear to be [...]

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Published Date: 14 Jun 2011
Category: Gardening Advice
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13 Jun

Know your Garden Bugs!

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Garden bugs may all be pests to you, but it’s important that they aren’t all treated as parasites! Many bugs are beneficial to the environment and should be left to their own devices, your plants will thrive because of them. There are three main types of garden bugs, some that are extremely valuable and some that you [...]

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Published Date: 13 Jun 2011
Category: Pests & Diseases
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10 Jun

Gardening Jobs To Do In June!

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There are plenty of odd jobs to do around the garden this month! Here’s a quick list (with a few instructions) to make sure you get everything completed this month… For those of you who have a thriving veg plot, it’s time to pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes. Simply cut off any shoots that are [...]

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Published Date: 10 Jun 2011
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10 Jun

Bird Of the Month- The Blackcap

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Bird of the Month – The Blackcap HERE in Jersey it’s been a particularly musical springtime with every garden and woodland bird surpassing it self in the annual song-fest. I can only hope that the range and quality of the feathered choristers has likewise been as loud and as tuneful in the UK. For the [...]

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Published Date: 10 Jun 2011
Category: Bird Care
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09 Jun

Your Gardening Questions Answered!

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We often recieve gardening queries through our Facebook page, we thought we’d share these questions with you and try to give the best advice possible! “My friend and I have shared 3 lots of geraniums from you about 6 or 7 weeks ago, but for the first time this year I used an inferior compost – [...]

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Published Date: 09 Jun 2011
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09 Jun

Focus on Pond Maintenance this Month!

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Green ponds are a brilliant place for native plants and local wildlife but can take a lot of looking after. Algae will thrive in your pond this month, so make sure you keep on top of pond maintenance. Algae will make the water murky- blocking out valuable light and inhibiting the growth of oxygenators and other aquatic [...]

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Published Date: 09 Jun 2011
Category: Wildlife
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08 Jun

We Would Love to Hear From You!

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Here at Jersey Plants Direct we believe it’s extremely important to recieve feedback from our customers. This helps us to improve our service and gives us an insight into what’s working wonders in your garden! Whether it’s about our customer’s success in competitions, our helpful staff or a plant you’ve especially enjoyed – we want [...]

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Published Date: 08 Jun 2011
Category: Customer Feedback
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08 Jun

What to Sow and Harvest this Month!

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There’s plenty to sow and harvest this month! Take a look at our chart for more information… Let us know what’s been flourishing in your vegetable plot recently… send your comments and photographs to gardenersblog@jerseyplantsdirect.com!

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Published Date: 08 Jun 2011
Category: Fruit and Vegetables
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07 Jun

June Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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Tidying your garden – Cut back, prune and divide: Now is time to prune your spring flowering shrubs like early flowering clematis, Deutzia and Vibernum. Dead head Azaleas, Irises, Pansies, Violas and Roses also dead head Rhododendrons when they have finished flowering but be careful to remove the dead flower without damaging the new shoots.  Cut [...]

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Published Date: 07 Jun 2011
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07 Jun

June Garden- Sowing & Planting!

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Ah Blooming June! It’s wonderful to enjoy long hot summer days in the garden at this time of year, and watch the garden burst with growth, but many areas are prone to drought.  This is a good time to start a gardening notebook and note those plants which withstand drought conditions. It’s a good idea is [...]

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Published Date: 07 Jun 2011
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