Things to do in February

Make sure garden birds have enough food and water, particularly in cold snaps Apply organic-based fertilizers and check that plant supports are sound Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees and bushes as the weather allows Prune Winter-flowering shrubs when the flowers have faded and Summer-flowering shrubs that flower on new wood. Jasmine and late-flowering Clematis can also be pruned now …

Winter-Ready

Is Your Garden Winter Ready?

We love Winter! Christmas trees, Hellebores, Ponsettia and Holly we love all the Winter plants! But what about your already planted and established Spring garden? It goes into hiding over the Winter months and being Winter-ready is a real investment for a show stopping display in Spring and Summer. Usually, the best time to get Winter ready is in late …

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Things to do in October

  Rake up fallen leaves and pile them to make leafmould. Continue clearing the garden and bin or burn anything displaying fungal infection. Dig over empty areas of soil and make new lawns from turf. Tidy ponds of any leaf matter and remove pumps for the winter. Finish planting evergreen shrubs and take hardwood cuttings from all the shrubs and …

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Things to do in September

THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER Start clearing Autumn debris to prevent pests and diseases overwintering. Net ponds to keep out falling leaves Sow or turf new lawns and scarify and aerate established ones. Move evergreen shrubs and stop feeding trees and shrubs in containers. Take hardwood cuttings from roses that you wish to propagate for flowering next Autumn. Begin dividing overgrown …

Things to do in March

“March of Many Weathers” is upon us at last and the ground is drying out at last after a very wet winter. At least the evenings are getting brighter now as well so we have a chance to get some gardening done after work. This is a busy month in the garden, with lots of tidying up to do, trimming, …