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More Gardening Tips for April

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Food, Garden, Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on More Gardening Tips for April

More Gardening Tips for April Invest in irrigation Set on a timer basis, watering at night when less water will be lost by evapotranspiration too, is evnironmentlly friendly.¬†We can install and set u the whole system for stress free watering and a lush garden, even for you Hanging Baskets. Raspberries Plant a Summer fruiting and Autumn fruiting variety. Keep plants as individual Stools that can prosper into about 5 or 6 Spawns (young growth shoots) per Spool. Check nets are entact to keep birds from feasting on them, and even butterflies from laying eggs. Daffodils Deadhead Daffodils, give a ground feed, and don’t cut back until leaves go yellow or they won’t flower next year Winter Shrubs. Daphnes, Viburnums and other winter shrubs can be pruned now so that through the summer they put on healthy new growth to flower well in Winter. Grass Really give lawns a deep scarify now ( we totally blitz clients lawns for the best summer performance). Ripping out all the thatch, moss, weeds and couch grass… It will look awful initially, but with tlc, a good raking a top quality loam and overseed ..and regular watering …it will totally make the difference. Some fork aerating will help too with compacted sites For help on the above items, please give us a call or send us a...

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Gardening tips for May

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening tips for May

Gardening tips for May Plant out Sweet Peas with hazel sticks (stripped of leaves, as supports in a Tee-pee fashion) Harvest Asparagus Tips and enjoy on their own or with a little Hollandaise Give topiary a trim being mindful of disturbing nesting birds Keep on eye for any emerging sucker growth on roses as this really drain performance

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Gardening tips for April

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening tips for April

Gardening tips for April Sow Tender vegetables indoor such tomatoes and courgettes Plant any new Alpines and mulch with gravel Give lawns a spring feed, rake in some lawn sand and brush in some seed at the same time Turf laying is still possible now but will need to be professionally laid with a good Loam base

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Gardening Tips for March

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening Tips for March

Gardening Tips for March Start sowing lettuce and broad beans on well tilled soil Fill gaps in border by dividing up perennials .Water in very well . Move/plant deciduous trees and shrubs Plant new fruit trees ensuring you add rabbit guards Plant Summer and Autumn Raspberry canes for a long fruiting season (in fruit cage to protect)

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Gardening Tips for February

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening Tips for February

Gardening Tips for February Sow early veg crops in well insulated cold frames or in trays in cool window (light) locations Plant shallots outside, with labelled canes Prune back autumn fruiting Raspberries and plant new canes Put the garden lawn mowers in for a service to avoid the rush

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Gardening Tips for January

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening Tips for January

Gardening Tips for January Plant bare root shrubs, in a trench with added well rotted leaf mulch Be aware of the size on maturity so that constant clipping doesn’t impair its natural form Put up Bird Boxes around the garden in locations where rodents and cats cannot reach them and in sheltered spots Keep ditches free from detritus and silt to prevent possible Flooding

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