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Getting into the garden – May

Getting into the garden – May

May sees more sunshine and longer days – which means more time for gardening.  Here’s what the experts have on their ‘to do’ list for this month. As bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, depending on [...]

Grow Your Own Tips for May

Grow Your Own Tips for May

If you Grow Your Own, and once all risk of frost has passed this month, plant out tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins that were previously sown under cover and other young plants can be planted out once conditions are suitable.  Sow French beans, runner beans, squash, cucumbers and pumpkin seeds directly into prepared beds outside along [...]

Grow Your Own Tips for April

Grow Your Own Tips for April

For Grow Your Own gardeners vegetable growing really kicks off this month.  Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, main crop potatoes in the second half. It’s also time to sow seed outdoors such as beetroot, carrots, Swiss chard, summer cauliflower, kohl rabi, lettuce, leeks, radish, turnip, spring [...]

Plant of the Moment – April (Japanese Maple)

Plant of the Moment – April (Japanese Maple)

This is the time of year that you see the first leaves beginning to unfurl on early shrubs and trees such as Japanese maples.  An ideal choice of tree for any small, compact or courtyard garden Japanese maples are great for creating a focal point in the garden and their natural shape and growing habit [...]

Getting into the garden – April

Getting into the garden – April

The garden really comes alive in April and the number of tasks to be carried out is considerable. Making the best use of the lengthening days is a bonus and, providing the weather stays good, it can be a brilliant gardening month.  In addition to dead-heading spring bulbs, now is the time to get planting [...]

Grow Your Own tips for March

Grow Your Own tips for March

If you Grow Your Own then now is the time to plant your bare-root fruit trees, containers and cold-stored strawberry runners. It’s a key month for strawberries – planting and sowing seeds of alpine varieties.  You can also start to sow seeds such as broad beans, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, onions, peas, spinach, salad leaves and [...]

Plant of the Moment – March (Primula)

Plant of the Moment – March (Primula)

Plant a rainbow of colour to welcome in spring by packing patio pots and filling flower beds with primulas and polyanthus. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days.  Deep purple, bright pinks and sunshine yellow are all [...]

Getting into the garden – March

Getting into the garden – March

March is the month for sowing seeds and getting the garden ready for the summer months ahead, which includes a general tidy up, some essential pruning and getting some colour back into borders and pots. Seed sowing should be at the top of your ‘to do’ list at the moment.  Give seeds soil that is [...]

Grow Your Own tips for February

Grow Your Own tips for February

Any Grow Your Own gardener should be thinking about the sowing season to come and soil preparation.  As long as the ground isn’t frozen, the key job for this month is to mark out and prepare seedbeds and then cover them with clear polythene, cloches or fleece to warm up the soil before sowing seeds [...]

Plant of the Moment – February (Camellia)

Plant of the Moment – February (Camellia)

Highly valued for their stunning floral displays and fresh, glossy, evergreen foliage there are dozens of varieties of camellias to choose from in shades of red, pink, white and cream – and they are currently Plant of the Moment in garden centres around the UK.  Camellia flowers vary in size and shape and like azaleas [...]

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