Ideas for June

Ideas for June

  Plan your watering. The weather has been dry and now it is unsettled. You will find new planting and plants in dry patches need watering until more rain has fallen, but try to conserve water where possible.   Plant out veg. It is not 

Ideas for April

Ideas for April

  Weeding and Clearing: Get your beds and pots in good shape for the spring and summer. This helps plants grow as well as improving the look of your garden.   Try setting up a seed swap in your area. You might not want to 

Ideas For March

Ideas For March

Hold off pruning and planting out tender plants until the frosts have passed. The weather in February may have been unseasonably hot, but we are still having frosty nights. Start mowing. The warmer weather has started the grass growing. If you haven’t had your mower 

Ideas for November

Ideas for November

A final mow of your lawn before winter might be in order. The recent warmer and wetter weather may have promoted some fresh growth.   If you are preparing pots to use in the home over winter (like Hyacinths or Paperwhites) you may want to 

Ideas for October

Ideas for October

  Cut and bring in flower and seed heads for drying, to make winter arrangements. It is wonderful to have something from the garden in the house at any time. Poppy heads, thistles, helichrysum and fennel are just a few plants which are good for 

Ideas for September

Ideas for September

  Watering: This month may be cooler, and have had some downpours, but it is still very dry and the winds will be increasing the drying effect on plants. Keep up regular watering of your pots and garden as you may note that plants which 

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 

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