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11 Jul

Designing a Sloping Garden…

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Here at Jersey Plants Direct we believe that any garden can be transformed into a beautiful oasis- whether it’s flat, sloping, large or small. Your sloped garden may seem frustrating at the moment, but don’t be discouraged- creating space in a sloping garden is not impossible! Firstly, you may need to change the structure of [...]

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Published Date: 11 Jul 2011
Category: Garden Ideas
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08 Jul

Secure your Hanging Basket from Theft and High Winds!

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Here at Jersey Plants Direct we’ve been hearing a lot recently about garden theft. You may have heard the discussion on Radio 2′s Jeremy Vine show earlier today- understandably, gardeners are going to great lengths to protect their plants. Hanging baskets take a lot of planning, time, effort and money to create and are often the pride and joy [...]

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Published Date: 08 Jul 2011
Category: Autumn Bedding
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08 Jul

Create a Tropical, Exotic Garden…

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Who wouldn’t want an exotic, tropical paradise in their garden? Many people believe that tropical gardens are unmanagable and uncontrollable. With the right amount of maintenance, you can easily control your tropical landscape. In high summer an exotic garden looks almost magical, your garden will be filled with the sweet scent of Jasmine and the bright blooms [...]

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Published Date: 08 Jul 2011
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07 Jul

Get your Children Involved with Gardening this Summer…

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Welcome bees into your garden with this easy to make Bee Hotel… You will need- 1 Small Terrocotta pot (about 15cm), a bunch of bamboo canes or straws, modelling clay and string. Cut your straws or canes to the depth of your pot. Tine straws or canes together with string. Push modelling clay into the [...]

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Published Date: 07 Jul 2011
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06 Jul

All you Need to Know About Hydrangeas!

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Hydrangeas have remained popular throughout generations. No doubt your parents and grandparents have planted Hydrangeas, and they may be flourishing in your garden today. Unfortunately, with such wide-spread popularity we often forget how beautiful Hydrangeas are. They are often over-looked when planting because, unlike our grandparents we are now able to include more exotic plants in our gardens than [...]

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Published Date: 06 Jul 2011
Category: Roses and Shrubs
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06 Jul

Your Vegetable Problems Answered…

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Are you having problems with pests and diseases attacking your veg plot? Don’t worry- you are not alone! It’s extremely common to have unwanted garden invasions in the summer, but they are usually easily combated. Here’s our guide on what to look out for on the most disease-prone vegetables and how to rectify the problem. [...]

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Published Date: 06 Jul 2011
Category: Fruit and Vegetables
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05 Jul

What to Prune in July…

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Your garden is likely to be looking its best as everything flourishes this month. Unfortunately, growth in some gardens may have been stunted by hot temperatures early on, drought or the dismal weeks of cold weather. You may be one of the lucky gardeners to have a beautiful selection of blooms and tons of greenary to enjoy, [...]

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Published Date: 05 Jul 2011
Category: Gardening Advice
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04 Jul

What Wildlife to Expect in July!

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They are the smallest and most common in the UK measuring only 3.5-4.5 cm Like last month, you are likely to see bats wheeling and hovering through the night sky. This month we are focusing on the Pipistrelle bat. They are the smallest and most common in the UK measuring only 3.5-4.5 cm. Pipistrelle Bats occupy a variety of [...]

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Published Date: 04 Jul 2011
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04 Jul

July Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain.

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Tidying your garden: Dead head bedding plants and perennials to encourage and prolong flowering.  Cut back and feed Delphiniums and Geraniums to encourage a second flowering period. Dead head bedding plants and perennials to encourage and prolong flowering Make sure tall perennials such as Lupins and Delphiniums are staked up and tie in climbers such [...]

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Published Date: 04 Jul 2011
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01 Jul

July Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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 July – a hot and dry month can put a lot of stress on your garden. If you have any grey water and collected rain water, use it to give your plants a drink. Baskets can suffer in hot weather too and die if not watered regularly. This month enjoy the summer and your garden, [...]

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Published Date: 01 Jul 2011
Category: Gardeners Calendar
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