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02 Sep

September Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain

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Tidying your garden – cut back, prune and divide This month continue to deadhead plants to prolong their display and when they are past their best you can add them to the compost heap. If your perennials are looking tired then remove dead leaves.  If they are getting too big, lift and divide and prise them [...]

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Published Date: 02 Sep 2012
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02 Aug

August Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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Tidying your garden – cut back, prune and divide. Hanging baskets produce a wonderful array of colour but don’t neglect them – deadheading, watering and feeding will prolong their flowering season. Also, you should deadhead your Roses, Dahlias, Penstemon and bedding to prolong the display into autumn. For those non-repeat flowering climbing and rambling Roses you [...]

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Published Date: 02 Aug 2012
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01 Aug

August Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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August is the time when everyone can enjoy being out in the garden in the (hopefully) warm weather. The garden is full of activity with visiting summer birds and wildlife such as dragonflies and hedgehogs. Your flowers should be dying down ready for new winter colour, keep them going by watering and deadheading. Once your plants have [...]

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Published Date: 01 Aug 2012
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26 Jul

What We Love About July!

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As summer draws to a close replace your fading flowers with some winter colour! We have a fantastic range of winter flowering plants on offer, from bedding plants to perennials and shrubs, we have something for every garden. Our favourite part of July is seeing Plug Plants flourishing in our nurseries, ready to be sent out to you!  Our [...]

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Published Date: 26 Jul 2012
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05 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: 05 Jul 2012
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03 Jul

July Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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July – a hot and dry month can put a lot of stress on your garden, made worse by the hosepipe ban. 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 [...]

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Published Date: 03 Jul 2012
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03 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: 03 Jun 2012
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04 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: 04 May 2012
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01 May

May Garden – Sowing & Planting!

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May is characterised by warm spells and cool nights, fading bulbs and the herbaceous border growing in leaps and bounds. You still have the risk of a cold snap and heavy showers in May, remember the old English proverb, “Never cast a clout till May is out!”.   May’s garden is bursting with life, colour and birdsong! [...]

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Published Date: 01 May 2012
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04 Apr

April Garden – Tidy, Protect & Maintain!

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This month divide the clumps of herbaceous perennials that you want to propagate.  Clumps of bulbs can be divided in the same way.  Just make sure the transplanted cuttings have roots and shoots and have sufficient water to help them settle into their new positions. You can prune Penstemons and other tender plants like Lavender [...]

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Published Date: 04 Apr 2012
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