Gardens In January – 2022

January 2022 Happy New year! So, January is not the best gardening month, but it is a good time to prep for the rest of the year. 2022 has started (maybe not how we wanted) but it’s the time to investigate January jobs for the garden. Firstly, the weather is forecast to be horrible so […]

Helping local wildlife in autumn/winter

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature drops drawing the year to a close your garden wildlife might need a little helping hand. Some animals like hedgehogs hibernate, if you see any little ones out and about it might be a good idea to contact a local wildlife charity for advice. Local to […]

August Garden jobs

Its August already……….. Those hot summer days have turned stormy of late but the season still progresses. Let’s keep up with those August Garden jobs, before we know it we will be prepping for winter. 1.Deadhead flowers to keep flowering plants looking their best. 2.Keep watering – rainwater is best if you can collect it […]

Protecting Pots in Summer

Keeping your pots cool in the summer. Just a few tips for those of us who have smaller gardens/ yards full of pots. We need to keep an eye on our potted plants in this heat wave (well its expected back). Consider the pots you have, its better to buy lighter coloured ones e.g., terracotta […]

Hot weather garden tips

Invest in some shade cloth or trellis – create shade for large pots to keep them out of the sun in hottest part of the day. Protect new plants – cover or move pots to a shaded area to prevent sun scorch. Keep pots cool again move pots to a cooler area. Mulch borders and […]

May to June in the garden

Heading into the last week of May ready for the start of summer. Days are getting longer and warmer. There may be a few more jobs in store for you now that summer is on the way. Plant out your summer bedding plants. Start collecting /storing your water. Remember to start a watering schedule either […]

garden water Storage

Why not harvest your rainwater? It is easy to save water from your down pipe to your chosen water storage. It also allows you to help the environment locally by saving your water from saturating the ground. Plants love rainwater and its not got added chlorine like your tap water and it is an easy […]

Protecting newly Planted seedlings

Now is the time to put those seedings into the garden. After weeks caring for them indoors you want them to do their best when in the garden. After hardening off the seedlings, another period of vigilance is needed. Seedlings are at risk from pests, diseases, sun, and wind damage. If you have an outdoor […]

Spring 2021 – preparation

The nights are getting lighter, and the clocks are about to change, it nearly time for spring. The most exciting season of the year. After the long cold months that have gone and the strangeness of the last year it really feels like a new beginning. It is the perfect time to get out in […]

December – in the garden – 2020

December, Finally, we have reached the last month of the year. In some months it has seemed to go on for ages but in other ways its gone by in a flash. While we have been going through emotional rollercoaster that has been 20202 our gardens have remained a constant. An oasis of calm when […]