Autumn in the Garden

Autumn Gardens, Its autumn and the days are darker and wetter. There are still some jobs to keep your garden going for the next few months before the winter starts. There are several plants that can keep your garden looking bright and beautiful even as the leaves fall. Asters, cyclamen, Fuchsia, Dahlia, Pansies, Heather all […]

Bog garden

Following on from previous blogs about waterlogging and dealing with too moist areas; its time to celebrate these damp and wet areas by creating a bog garden.  Adding a new bog area will increase local ecosystems and biodiversity. Bog gardens are also great for a transitioning from a pond back to a drier part of […]

Waterlogged Plants

Following on from last weeks blog on waterlogged garden solutions, this week we are focussing on the issues specifically with plants in waterlogged areas of the garden. Plants can become waterlogged in beds and pots. Waterlogging is an excess of water around roots caused by badly draining soil. This can be very damaging for plants […]

Waterlogging

Do you have issues with waterlogging? In a period of heavy rainfall does any area of your garden become saturated with water. Are plants and grass areas surrounded by a pool of water that does not disperse into the ground. A dense soil can cause this problem. It can also lead to fungal diseases on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcoming bees to your garden

I am sure you have all heard that we need to protect our bees, but do you know why? Bees are the worlds most important pollinator for food crops. Bees help plants re produce and contribute a to most ecosystems for all living things. Not even counting the delicious honey they make! Did you know […]

Bulbs

Our faithful spring bulbs have started off the season and are making our gardens look beautiful. But what to do with them once they are done? Most bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are annual bulbs and will come up every year. You can leave them in place; just make sure you fertilise the […]

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 […]

Moving seedlings outside -2021

Your seeds have had a great start indoors, now its time to move them outside. Ready to make your spring/summer garden look fabulous! The process of hardening off seeds is easy. Once your seedling has 2/3sets of leaves its time to gradually move them outside. Find a sheltered place in the garden. You could always […]