• November tasks..........

    One of the unexpected gifts that November brings is the best of the autumn colour.

    It is important to over winter your dahlias as a sharp frost can kill them completely. Lift them and put them in a dark, dry shed. Before putting them away, cut them back.

    Make sure you clear fallen leaves from your lawn frequently. If left, they will kill the grass underneath and moss will flourish.

    Prune back your climbing roses. Cut back thin growth to the base and prune thick, strong growth by two thirds to an outward facing bud.

    November is a good time to sow spring harvesting broad beans and peas whilst the soil is still mild.

    Prune back blackcurrants and tify your strawberry plants.

    Happy gardening

    Freddie

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  • Pruning tips....

    Autumn and winter are pruning times.......

    Here are some of my tips, don't be anxious.....

    Remove broken branches and stems, prevent rubbing stems, don't cut too far from a bud, avoid blunt instruments, remove any stems that compete, avoid damage to buds, cut out any signs of disease, avoid cutting flowering wood, choose the rights tools and prune every year!

    If you are unsure, or anxious about pruning, get in touch and we can send in our expert team!

    Happy gardening.

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  • Tasks for February....

    February is the month that ushers in Spring.

    Crocus, hellebores, snowdrops, primroses and this year the daffodils are already in full bloom...

    In mild areas of the U.K., such as our own Surrey Hills, Broad Beans can be sown directly into the soil in February. February is also a good month for planting bare-root shrubs and trees.

    Sow sweet peas in pots indoors, chitt early potatoes,

    In your polytunnel start sowing early carrots, leeks and cabbages.

    Whilst we can have a mild February, it is a month that can turn on a sixpence and in no time we can be under a foot of snow, so be wary....

    Enjoy your garden.

    Freddie

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  • Christmas trees now available to order online.....

    Our excellent quality and value for money Christmas trees are now available to order online. Deliveries will commence from the last week in November. All prices include DELIVERY AND COLLECTION after Christmas for recycling. Just state your prefered delivery date when ordering and leave the rest to us.

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  • Tasks for July.........

    Well, we are our second month into a very dry spell. This is proving very challenging for gardeners and whilst we all enjoy the warm and sunny weather, a good dose of rain is much needed.

    Jobs for the month:

    Harvest early potatoes.

    Continue to pick sweet peas to prolong flowering.

    Take cuttings from your favourite flowring shrubs.

    Hoe regularly to discourage weeds.

    Plant autumn flowering bulbs.

    Dead head bedding plants.

    Dead head roses to encourage continuous flowering.

    Propagate strawberries.

    Lift onions after their foliage has yellowed.

    Remove lower leaves on tomatoes.

    Happy gardening,

    Freddie

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