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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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June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

Water newly planted bedding ,hanging baskets and containers. Continue to feed regularly with a high potash fertiliser. For example Tomorite. Apply shade to greenhouses stops any damage of scorch to your plants. Plant Dahlias and continue to water and feed regularly. Deadhead Lupins, Delphiniums and other flowering perennials. Support Gladioli with canes. Trim Box Hedging…

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April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

Start planting hanging baskets now ( don’t forget slow release fertilisers and water retention granules added to your Composts when planting.) Clear borders of overwintering weeds and top dress with farmyard manure or fish blood and bone to replenish nutrients lost over winter. Split established perennials and grasses now and replant in flowering positions. Apply…

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March Gardening Project

March Gardening Project

Invest in ground cover Shrubs and Alpines. (This means no weeding cuts down on labour intensive gardening we have a good selection available) Choose colour in your garden, for example when the sun fades some coloured shrubs fade but yellow or variegated shrubs are the last colour to disappear with the light and the first…

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The Language of Plants and Their Meanings

The Language of Plants and Their Meanings

People for centuries use specific flora to convey secret messages . Maybe for a loved one you can give that special plant for a gift. ALOE. Affection and Healing BASIL. Good wishes BAY. Glory CHIVES. Usefulness CROCUS. Gladness DAFFODIL. Regards EDELWEISS. Devotion FERN. Sincerity FORGET ME NOT. Forget me not HELIOTROPE. Eternal Love HOLLY. Hope…

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