News: Tips and tricks

  • Gardening tips, March

    As March approaches, gardeners need to start thinking about planning for summer, as well as tending to over-wintered plants. Plan your summer bedding displays Order your ready-grown plant plugs from a nursery or catalogue Sow annual seeds undercover to avoid …

  • Gardening tips, February

    Jobs you can be doing in your garden throughout February: Divide clumps of snowdrops after flowering and replant Prepare seed beds for vegetables Prune winter flowering shrubs Renovate deciduous shrubs Cut hardy evergreen hedges Prune wisteria

  • Gardening tips, January

    January is the coldest month of the year so protect outdoor pot plants with fleece or improvise with bubble wrap. If using plastic, make a frame so the plastic does not touch the foliage. Here are some other things you …

  • Gardening tips, December

    Although December can be a varied month in terms of weather, there are still tasks that can be carried out in the garden. Prune free-standing apple and pear trees. If the trees are staked, make sure that the stake is …

  • Rock with your roses

    Now is the time of the year to prune your roses to prevent wind rock. Roses are sensitive to wind rock. It disturbs their roots which can either kill the plant or damage parts of it. The hairs on the …

  • It’s time to plant your spring flowering bulbs

    Autumn is the time to plant bulbs that you want to flower in the following spring in the garden.