Keep on top of weeds in your lawn by regular mowing and applying feed and weed, all available in store. Weed and deadhead your borders, pots and baskets to maintain constant flowering. Treat yourself to new herbaceous perennials for filling any gaps in your borders or plug with some cheerful summer bedding to give instant
Now is the time to start thinking about buying your summer bedding plants to create your dazzling hanging baskets and container displays. We source most of our bedding from local growers and we have a great selection in stock now. Come early to save disappointment. Thin out your vegetable seedlings either grown outside or indoors.
Now is the time to tie in your Clematis and other climbing shrubs. Once Clematis has support like trellis or wires they can generally be left to their own devices, to do what they do best. Roses should be tied horizontally to encourage side shoots to develop along the main stem which in turn will
This is the ideal time to prune your roses and top dress with bone meal or fertilizer. Spray your Rose bushes with a systemic spray which will enter the plant and protect it from aphids and as well as black spot, mildew and rust. Prevention is better than cure and this should be carried out
If you thought you could rest a bit longer in the warmth of your house, then think again!! The jobs are stacking up. Get your fingerless mittens on and get in that potting shed, greenhouse, allotment or lean to. In the Garden: Now is the perfect time for planting bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs.
In January there is plenty to be getting on with in the garden, greenhouse or on the kitchen window sill. The signs of spring are evident in the garden, the tips of flowering spring bulbs are peeping through the cold earth, tightly furled buds are growing very slowly on the trees and day by day
In December you need to sit in the arm chair in front of a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie to hand and get out your gardening books to plan the gardening year ahead! Should the snow fall, shake it gently off the foliage of evergreens and other plants as
November can still have plenty of interest in the garden even as colour starts to fade and leaves fall in abundance. Shrubs with coloured stems, trees with interesting bark and varigated evergreens all brighten up the garden through the dull winter months. The bright red multistemmed shrub such as the Cornas Alba, (Dogwood) will lift
October is the start of the big clear up and getting ready for putting your garden to sleep! But it does this in a blaze of glory with fiery autumn colour; the gardens last hurrah! Late season perennials are still looking good. Asters, Rudbeckia, Solidago. Shrubs and trees will be producing berries and hips will
Continue deadheading late season bloomers such as dahlias and salvias to keep them flowering to the first frosts. Herbaceous perennials can be lifted and divided now to propogate and rejuvenate them, but must be planted back immediately. Start to clear up spent plants and dead and dying leaves. This has a two prong effect in