• Tasks for the month of March......

    If February promises spring, then March delivers it, albeit with an iron fist inside a velvet glove.....

    Jobs for March......

    Sow early broad beans outside.

    Plant herbacious perennials.

    Prune shrubs and climbers to encourage new growth.

    Deadhead winter and spring bedding.

    Prune hardy fuchsias.

    Cut back mophead hydrangeas.

    And remember, March can be a month of snow and icey winds, followed by shirt sleeve sunny days. Most of all, enjoy your garden.




  • Jobs for January

    The end of December and the beginning of January marks a transitional moment in the garden. We are still in the depths of winter with snow and ice more than a distinct possibility, yet there are early signs of the new season's life beginning to emerge. I even saw my first daffodil in bloom (see pic) on the 2nd January, indicitive of the mild year we had last year.

    Some jobs to be getting on with in your garden this month....

    Remove old leaves off hellebores.

    Winter prune wisteria.

    Deadhead winter pansies.

    Winter prune fig trees.

    Mulch beds in mild spells.

    Happy gardening



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  • Jobs for September.....

    September is a transitional month in the garden. A month of endings and beginnings.

    Below I have listed some of the tasks to be getting on with....

    Plant autumn onion sets.

    After pruning, tie in summer fruiting raspberry canes.

    Cut out old stems of rambling roses.

    Cut down spent perennial flowers.

    Clear out tomatoes by bringing in green ones to ripen indoors.

    These of course are just a few of the tasks for September. Why not get in touch via our contacts page and see what our team of dedicated gardeners can do for you.

    Happy gardening, Freddie



  • Don't be tempted.....

    With frosts likely in the South later this week and into the weekend, don't be tempted to put out any summer bedding, baskets etc.. as they will soon perish in such conditions. Also remember to protect delicate plants / foliage such as potatoes with a frost flleece. It is always best to generally wait until the end of May before planting out any non hardy plants in the South.

    Happy gardening.




  • February checklist....

    Things to do in your garden in February.....

    Plant polyanthus.

    Tidy up bergenias.

    Divide and re-plant snowdrops while they are STILL in leaf.

    Plant bare-root trees and shrubs.

    Prune winter flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.

    The ideal month for planting a new young fruit tree.

    Prune AUTUMN flowering raspberries. (These produce their berries on canes that have grown in the same year). This is as opposed to Summer fruiting whose berries are produced on last year's growth.

    All the best




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