Gardening Tips

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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Soil heating up slightly and Bulbs emerging…

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Food, Garden | Comments Off on Soil heating up slightly and Bulbs emerging…

With the soil heating up slightly and Bulbs emerging, now it a good time to tidy any herbaceous borders that were not cleared in the Autumn. Dead leaf litter with harbour mould spores and even pathogens …plus worse still the snug stopover for Slug/Snails. Turn over the soil on bare patches and even consider planting them to help cut back on weeding. I try my best to persuade clients that inbetween plant growth patches, a good idea is to lay and peg down weed membrane. Then any mulch ~either slate or Cotswold stone chippings on top. This really helps reduce weeding. Now is good to also plant any Fruit Canes (Raspberry/Redcurrant etc) but ideally where you can put some net protecting over them to keep off butterflies/birds. There are some easy to install solutions on the internet. Double check your roses have been pruned too and that there is a free flow of air through the centre of them to help prevent mildew .Any signs of blackspot, as soon as leaves emerge… treat by spraying straight away. Keep on top of it …and it wont spread. Any leaves that show signs should be burnt or binned …not composted. How about Grow Your Own …when it comes to vegetables…? Nothing tastes like fresh Organic Homegrown A small area of the garden , sleepers nailed together ~two high~ in a square. Line the sleepers inside with thick plastic or Damp Proof Membrane. Fill inside with soils and well truly ritted manure …and your half way there. We can install this for you if you wish, along with Irrigation on a Timer. Contact us for more...

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Garden Landscaping

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Garden | Comments Off on Garden Landscaping

Your garden should be seen as an extension of your home ~ it is another element of where you live. If you Design your garden effectively it can be an outdoor space to be enjoyed in all but the harshest of weather. We have Clients who have large stylish, curved Lead canopies over their patios to keep the worst of the sun at bay in the midsummer sun, but in the cooler Spring/Autumn outdoor Patio heaters keep the feeling of an outdoor room. With low voltage LED lighting ,tastefully set around the garden you can entertain in a really stylish and calming surrounding. Using the well thought out automated self watering systems means one less thing to worry about. Careful use of weed membrane and mulch stone… well that eliminates the weeding… make your Garden… perform to make that place of...

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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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