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May in the Garden

The Garden in May After April was a cold chilly affair here’s hoping that the garden in May will provide us with the Spring sunshine we are all so desperately in need of not only so we can shed some winter clothing but to encourage the wildlife and plants to flourish! At the beginning of 2016 […]

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Weekend Garden Jobs

Weed and Mulch your borders. It’s not too late to prune your shrub roses. Tie in climbing plants. Continue dead-heading daffodils. Mow the lawn – providing it’s not too wet! Sow hardy annuals where they are to flower such as Pot Marigold, Scarlet Flax, Night Scented Stocks & Nasturtiums. Half hardy annuals such as Zinnia, […]

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Weekend Garden Jobs

Weekend Garden Jobs Remove dead or fading flowers from early spring flowering bulbs. Continue to prune fully hardy summer flowering shrubs. Cut the grass – remember to keep the blades high. Cut back ornamental grasses. Re-pot container plants. Start off overwintered dahlia tubers – put into trays cover the tubers with soil until just the […]

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March in the Garden

March in the Garden It is said that March comes “in like a lion and out like a Lamb” and although it is only the first week of the month I would say that was fairly accurate – the beginning of the week we were once again plunged into winter and 5 days later the […]

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Chitting Sweet Peas

To Chit or not to Chit? – that is the question! Our sweet pea seed packets recommend that before you plant you must chit your seed – when you chit the seed you take a sharpe knife and slit the seed on the opposite side of the eye of the seed – other seed packets […]

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Weekend Garden Jobs

Dead head daffodils but no need to tie up their leaves just leave them to die down naturally. Divide large clumps of snowdrops – they establish much better when still in leaf this is referred to as “planting in the green”. De-thatch and aerate the lawn. Weed the borders. Sow some seeds – here are […]

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