Gardening Tips

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23
Jan

More January Chores

Summer Colour: Take a good look at the annuals in beds, borders and containers, and think about colour changes.  Orange marigolds and red salvias are bright, but very hot-looking on a summer’s day.  Why not go for the cooler colours?  Blue forget-me-nots, pale yellow marigolds, white petunias and begonias all look good in the sun

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12
Jan

January Hints & Tips

Moving Perennials:   Some perinnials, such as agapanthus and watsonias, sulk a little if they are moved.  The answer to this may be the following…. After the clump has flowered, gently dig around it and cut through the young outer growth (agapanthus) or outer corms (watsonias) and plant it into good rich soil.  The main

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6
Jan

New Year Resolutions

January – A New Year, A New Beginning January – days are long and warm; growth is immense.  January can be hot and dry, but the summer rains have brought a splendour of green to lawns and leaves, and a blaze of colour to summer annuals.  This is truly midsummer. January is the time of

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18
Dec

Holiday Hints and Tips

For those going away on holiday, there is always concern for the garden and house plants, which could easily succumb without care and attention.  There are a few measures which can be taken: Give all pot plants a thorough soaking, then use a large plastic bag to create an individual greenhouse for each plant.  Two

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12
Dec

December Chores

Oh, what to do in the garden….. Roses:  For good autumn blooms, prune the bushes lightly, and cut down on food and water, so they have a short rest before feeding well in January.  Roses will be prone to blackspot and mildew and a good fungicide should be sprayed every ten days.  Make sure you

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5
Dec

December Colour

Mid-Summer Holidays and Long Evenings –  With Christmas and holidays around the corner, the garden will be much lived in.  It is a place to be enjoyed and appreciated, and should be given special attention to keep it looking good. Summer Scents:  It’s wonderful to walk in a garden on a warm evening and smell

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28
Nov

Still to Do

The lawns are green, trees are laden with the colours of summer, flowers are bright and beautiful – Summer is here!  Plants placed in the garden now should receive special attention during hot days.  Mulch should be kept up, and watering should be good and deep. Lawns:  Give a nitrogen fertilizer and be sure to

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14
Nov

Watering the Lawn

Lawns which suffer from lack of water first lose their resilience, which is shown by footprints remaining on the dry grass. The colour fades, then turns brown and the grass dies.  the roots may remain alive long after the top dies and the lawn can be revitalised when it receives moisture, but it will suffer

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11
Nov

November Gardening

Whether you’re staying at home or going away,  it’s time to prepare your garden for the festive season! Seed:  Sow seed of biennials like Delphinium, Columbine, Foxgloves, etc, for flowering in early summer of the following year.  Sow successive planting of warm-weather and Salad Vegetables.  Sow early Cauliflowers.  These quick-growing summer-flowering annuals can be sown

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20
Oct

October Chores

Keeping the garden well-groomed and tidy not only makes for a pleasant appearance, but keeps down pests and even disease.  Take time to walk around the garden each day noting what should be done to keep your garden healthy and in excellent condition.  Here are some tips for October grooming – Watering:  Water spring-flowering bulbs

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