AFTER a winter that seems to have gone on forever, finally spring has well and truly arrived. Just like a switch being turned on, all of a sudden our dormant, dull, and black and white gardens have turned into a glorious technicolour as plants burst into new life. The spring bulbs are looking amazing thisContinue reading “Happy Easter – Gardening jobs for April”
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Gardening Jobs for August
Well, August already, where does the time go. For some, August can be a bit depressing as autumn is on the way and all those darker evenings aren’t far behind. Combine harvesters come out, herbaceous perennials are starting to die back and leaves are starting to loose their lovely verdant green colour. But don’t despair,Continue reading “Gardening Jobs for August”
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.
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”
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”