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

Month: August 2018

Ideas for August

Ideas for August

Review your borders: Particularly if you have newly-planted beds or borders, now is a good time to spot gaps or poor performers. Most borders will be at their peak in late summer, so reviewing now will give you a chance to think about whether you […]

Ideas for July

Ideas for July

  Drought is setting in so think carefully about your watering. Watering everything in your garden could be expensive and wasteful. Lawns and long-established planting will survive a long time without water. Concentrate on newly planted trees and shrubs and prized specimens. Cut back evergreens […]

Ideas for June

Ideas for June

  Prune shrubs which flower in late spring, such as Ribes and Philadelphus. Pruning after flowering means the plant will have time to develop new flowering stems for next year. See the RHS guidance here. Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes. It may seem like […]