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October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips

As the Autumn starts to descend upon us, start to winter proof your garden. Cover tender plants with fleece (offers available at the garden centre). Plant Tulips, Alliums, Daffodils, and Crocus. Plant Hippeastrum (Amaryllis). Available from October November for Christmas flowering. Also don’t forget prepared Hyacinths for winter colour indoors. Move tender plants into the…

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August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

Continue to plant Climbers for late summer colour. Deadhead Roses before the blooms fade. Continue spraying for insects (Aphids) and spray roses for Mildew Rust and Blackspot. Continue to pick Cucumbers,Tomatoes and Peppers. Take cuttings of Escallonia and cistus and any other evergreen shrubs. Sow Parsley under glass for winter use. Plant Autumn Heathers for…

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June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

Plant out Tomatoes, Courgettes, Pumpkins and Marrows outside. Plant Herbs for BBQ cooking this summer. Mow lawns at least once a week. Stake tall plants to support them. Prune spring flowering shrubs. Harvest first early Potatoes. Why not also buy a garden Mint to add to your Summer Potato dishes. Pinch out side-shoots on Tomatoes…

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May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

The month of May is the perfect time to introduce Summer colour into your garden. It is now that you should start to plant up your hanging baskets, troughs and containers with bedding plants that will grow and trail with regular feeding and watering. Tie in existing climbing plants as they grow and invest in…

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April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

Hoe annual weeds that have risen and appeared in vegetable patches or perennial beds Divide perennials and move into flowering positions Trim lawn edges with a half-moon edging tool, this will keep the edges of lawns defined and tidy Trim Lavender to keep it compact and bushy, using a good pair of sharp secateurs will…

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March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

From now onwards you can start to cut the lawn on dry days, repair the edges with lawn soil and re-seed patches. Top dress containers with multipurpose compost ready for planting new season plants. Protect young shoots from slugs and snails. Plant Onion sets, Garlic, Shallots and Seed Potatoes. Clear away any dead leaves around…

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February Gardening Tips

February Gardening Tips

Lift and divide Snowdrops in the green and plant into flowering positions for next year Prune winter flowering Jasmine after it has flowered Plant Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender and Parsley for fragrance in the garden Sow hardy annuals in the greenhouse now using modular trays Sow Sweet Peas in root trainers now Plant fruit trees and…

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November Gardening Tips 2018

November Gardening Tips 2018

Remove fallen leaves from the lawn we have a good range of Lawn Rakes , Leaf Scoops, And Besom Brooms. Cut down Dahlias and Cannas store frost free. Dust Dahlias with sulphur on the tubers to prevent mold during the winter. Check Leeks and Onions for moth caterpillars pick them off immediately to prevent damage….

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August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

Continue to plant climbing plants if you can dig the ground if not why not invest in a container to give vertical colour on the patio. Apply weedkillers to paths and patios. Mulch borders with bark chippings to retain moisture. Continue to spray for aphids Blackfly on runner beans use a contact spray if beans…

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July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

Summer is here and July can be one of the hottest months of the year. Some tips to help you in your garden Regular watering of hanging baskets and containers , deadhead and feed regularly to prolong flowering. We have a selection of hanging baskets available for summer colour. Check Clematis for Clematis wilt make…

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