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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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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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04 Oct

October Garden- Tidy, Protect & Maintain

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Tidying your garden- Cut back, Prune, Divide. Leaves will consume your garden at this time of year  which can lead to disease if they are left after falling; make sure you keep on top of things by raking leaves regularly. Remove any plants past their best and add them to your compost. Protect your patio [...]

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Published Date: 04 Oct 2012
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02 Oct

October Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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As autumn becomes riddled with frosts, falling golden leaves and darker evenings don’t put away your gardening tools, find winter-flowering plants to fill your garden with colour until spring’s first flourishes. The days may be shorter, but make sure you find time to reap the benefits of summer by harvesting your vegetables and collecting falling [...]

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Published Date: 02 Oct 2012
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09 Sep

September Garden – Sowing & Planting!

The days are shortening, the light levels are fading and the sun is lower in the sky. But, despite the prospect of winter around the corner, September is a great time to reap the rewards of your vegetable plot.  Keep spring in mind by planting spring-flowering bulbs and enjoy the garden before summer is really gone for [...]

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Published Date: 09 Sep 2012
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