kate burtonwood -- Lover of Green Things, rhs and botanically trained horticulturist, happy gardener

Month: May 2018

Containers – Making an alpine trough

Containers – Making an alpine trough

  Today I planted up an alpine trough. I used a round shallow terracotta pot. I had the plants, compost and pot ready to go. It took me around half an hour to complete.     First fill the bottom of the pot with grit, […]

Container Gardens – My Top 5 Tips

Container Gardens – My Top 5 Tips

  A few people have asked me about “Container Gardening” (that’s plants in pots, in case it sounds technical), so I thought I should write an initial piece. It’s a huge topic and there are many experts who can help you along the way, so […]

Ideas for May

Ideas for May

  Watch out for Pests and Weeds – Slugs and snails are coming out in force, as are aphids and sawfly larvae. Check your plants regularly and take action when you see pests. A sudden rush of growth in the warm weather has also meant it […]

Ideas for April

Ideas for April

Wet weather work – It’s been a wet month, so line up any inside jobs you have, like greenhouse work, cleaning tools, preparing seeds, trays and pots, and anything you can think of that will save you some time next month.   Sowing – Seeds […]