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November Garden Jobs

November Garden Jobs Apologies for not posting during October the truth be told I needed a break from gardening which included writing about it but now that autumn is well and truly underway I am happy to get back into the gardening swing.   Autumn is my favourite season as I just love the sunny autumnal […]

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September Garden Jobs

The Garden During September Children returning to school during September means that summer has passed and autumn arrived, although the weather is currently more summer like than autumn as we continue to enjoy outdoor family BBQ’s with the darker evenings being the only noticeable difference. Early mornings are another sign that autumn is arriving as […]

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Dahlia looking gorgeous.

The Garden in August

The Garden in August Another month has passed by and we find ourselves in the midst of the school summer holidays, not that it has been feeling much like summer recently!!  To me the month of August should be a sultry affair of overcast humid days and a time when families get to enjoy each […]

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A-Z of Pruning During August

Here is the A-Z of things to prune, deadhead and train during the summer month of August. Prune Apple – Cordons, Fans and Espaliers – Shorten new growth. Buddleia alternifolia – Once the shrub has finished flowering you can cut back all the flowered stems. Ceanothus – Prune back after flowering by shortening all shoots […]

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July in the Garden

July Garden Jobs Apologies for the lack of posts during June the truth is that I had an operation in May which needed a long recovery time and during which I lost total interest in the garden as I was unable to do anything!  This was highly frustrating when you see your greenhouse dry out and […]

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Roses are glorious during June

June in the Garden

June in the Garden The arrival of June brings the start of summer and a celebration of all things British including Wimbledon, Asparagus, Strawberries, The Derby, Pimms, Glastonbury, Royal Ascot, Summer solstice, village fetes and not forgetting the Queens official birthday which is made all the more special as she celebrates 90 wonderful years! The […]

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