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Getting into the garden – August

Getting into the garden – August

August is usually the month when most of us go on holiday and leave our gardens to fend for themselves. A little thought before you go and some tender loving care when you return will be enough to make sure that you can go away without worrying about all of your hard gardening work going [...]

Getting into the garden – July

Getting into the garden – July

July is the month of high summer and the garden comes alive during hot lazy afternoons to the sound of bees buzzing and the sight of fluttering butterflies, gathering pollen from all the plants that you have lovingly nurtured and cared for that are now in full flower and act like fuelling stations around your [...]

Getting into the garden – June

Getting into the garden – June

June is a lovely month to be in the garden – everything is bursting into bloom and you can really enjoy being outside.  With the evenings getting longer and brighter you can use your garden or patio as a great extension to your home – whether it’s in the countryside or in a smaller, but [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Getting into the Garden – February

Getting into the Garden – February

There’s nothing that screams spring is coming more than the stunning perfection of a brilliant red camellia in full bloom.  Warm and vibrant, red is also energising and stimulating – a positive colour that awakens our life force after the dormancy of winter.  Depending on the weather, February is a time to turn your attention [...]

Getting into the garden – January

Getting into the garden – January

  Some of the coolest plants for the garden in the winter months have stunning white flowers that make them beautiful additions to the minimalist greenery of a January bed or border.  White is often a colour associated with new beginnings – a blank canvas waiting to be written on – and stimulating to the [...]

Getting into the garden – December

Getting into the garden – December

There is still much that can be done outdoors in the garden during December providing the weather is good and it’s also time to think about ‘real’ plants and trees for Christmas.  There are loads of winter flowering and evergreen plants to choose from which are all now available at your local garden centre or [...]

Getting into the garden – November

Getting into the garden – November

November is a great month to start thinking about the year ahead – how you want your garden to look, areas of improvement, colour schemes and how to expand on this year’s foray into growing your own fruit and veg or new plant varieties. It’s also a good time to plant trees before the ground [...]

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