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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autumn 2020

AUTUMN IS COMING I know it seems we are only just getting to grips with this year, but the months have slid past with surprising pace. Yes, October is nearly here so the season continue. Autumn is coming so let us keep up in the garden. It a time of uncertainty yet again but getting […]

Winter Wildlife – What can you do at home?

Winter Wildlife in the garden Cold weather, freezing rain, coupled with shorter days and longer nights make winter a hard season for wildlife. In your urban garden you can help local wildlife, a few quick actions can help birds, hedgehogs, butterflies and insects. Ready for a new spring season for these creatures to help your […]

October 2019

October – 2019 Firstly, how did we get to October so quickly! Autumn is now here, and October has started. Temperatures are dropping and maybe its time to prep for winter your thinking?? Well October can be a great month to keep your gardening going. Just be sure to have those waterproofs and wellies ready […]

Summer Break – Garden Tips

Looking after your garden when your away   The summer holidays are about to start, and most of us are looking forward to a summer break. It might be a week abroad, a family weekend catch up or a series of days out. Our gardens are going to taking a back seat to our activities. […]

Home to Garden

Home to Garden – A handy blog this week to highlight those things you can re-use from inside your home to help your garden plants. Coffee Grounds – Are you or a family member a coffee addict? Well you can use your used coffee grounds to add nitrogen to your soil. Nitrogen is an important […]

Leaf Scorch

This weeks blog will focus on the issue of leaf scorch.  After a spell of unseasonably hot weather recently you may find some of your new or growing plays are suffering to some degree. Leaf scorch can be caused by high temperatures, high winds, low soil moisture and in some cases fungus or bacteria. To […]

The Shaded Garden

SHADED GARDEN Do you have a shady garden??  North facing?? Or an area of the garden that’s covered by trees and hedges? These gardens can still be beautiful and full of life – they just need to managed a bit differently. Some areas of shaded gardens can be dry so just remember to keep mulching […]