It doesn’t take long for things to dry out in this weather so keep your pots, baskets and containers watered; once a day for your containers and pots, and twice a day for hanging baskets. Don’t forget to feed your bedding plants and baskets every fortnight to ensure they last through the season. Tomato feedContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for July”
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Gardening Jobs for June
Back in the garden, the recent hot weather has certainly stimulated the plants into rapid growth and if it keeps up the top job this month has got to be watering, watering and oh yes watering. Here’s a few other jobs to think about:
Gnomes from home – Grapefruit bonsai
One for the kids to get involved with. Norman talks through growing bonsai trees in grapefruit skins. Great little idea.
Gnomes from home – Amaryllis tips
The first of our regular video blogs from our resident garden gnomes Norman and Gerald. In this instalment learn how to look after your amaryllis bulbs.
Having plants in your house is a total must. Not only is it great to have some pretty greenery around, it is also so important for your mental well-being to have something, living and growing around you. Some houseplants even help to purify the air that we breathe. If you find yourself working from homeContinue reading “Houseplant heaven”
Growing vegetables in containers
In these challenging and changing times more and more people are thinking about growing their own. Not everybody has a big garden, allotment or room to grow vegetables in the ground so we’ve put together a few tips on how to start growing vegetables in containers where space is limited. Our favourites are tomatoes, potatoesContinue reading “Growing vegetables in containers”
Essential tips for designing your dream garden
If you’re always wanted to have a go at re-doing your garden but never had the confidence, then here are few quick tips to getting you thinking in the right direction. Just take a moment to plan it and maybe do a bit at a time. There are a few basic rules but really don’tContinue reading “Essential tips for designing your dream garden”
When to plant?
When to plant is one of those questions we get asked a lot. So we’ve just put together a few tips to give you our best advice but really its not too difficult. Now (March) is a great time for planting most things including trees, shrubs and perennials. But it is still too early forContinue reading “When to plant?”
Propagation – Plants for free
Plant propagation is one of those gardening terms that can be intimidating for some people but really it just means producing more plants from one parent plant. So taking cuttings, dividing and collecting seed to increase your stock of one particular plant. It’s enjoyable and it saves you money. 1.Take Cuttings (a) Softwood Cuttings When:Continue reading “Propagation – Plants for free”
Gardening Jobs for March
Well this March will be one that we will never forget and for lots of people in the coming months their garden is going to become more and more important. If you’ve never gardened but always wanted to have a go we’ve put together a few tips of things to be doing in the gardenContinue reading “Gardening Jobs for March”