Category Archive: Gardening Tips

February and March in the garden

We are just moving into a very busy period for the garden, tidying up after a warmish and very wet winter and preparing for the spring. Check for damage to supports for climbers and wall shrubs, remove dead and broken branches from shrubs and trees, check for fungal infections such as blight on box and …

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Spring Bulb Care

                  Spring bulbs can become congested over time leading to decreased flowering, increased pests and diseases and other problems until they finally disappear from your garden.  But with a little care they can keep flowering and multiply around  your garden. Crocus Grown from corms these can bulk up after …

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Law(n) Order

Regular maintenance is best for a healthy, weed free lawn. Lawns that have become waterlogged should have started drying out by now. Do not walk on them until they do. Waterlogging may have led to moss, bare patches and yellowing grass. A spring feed is essential and can be combined with a chemical moss killer. …

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What’s The Buzz?

Watch out for: Slugs and snails on new growth of delphiniums, hostas and others. Rots, rust and black spot – keep a close eye out as these affect a wide range of plants. Aphids, leatherjackets and vine weevils, prevention now can save so much time later. Leatherjackets (the larval stage of daddy-longlegs/crane flies) in particular …

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Dig In

The ground is warming up and drying out after a very wet winter and the Spring jobs are mounting up: Start planting your summer flowering bulbs and plant out forced bulbs from indoor winter displays. Top dress your containers. Get on top of your weeds before they get on top of you!! Plant new and …

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