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 […]

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 […]

Natural pesticide you can whip up at home.

Summer is the season to enjoy your hard work these past few months, but it can be overshadowed by the increase in pest activity. Making those new plants and veggies looking a little worse for wear. why not use your garden store cupboard to make your own pest sprays, reusing ewhat you have to keep […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Seeds – Indoors – 2021

Lets get the Gardening year off to a great start – planting your seeds indoors can help you get ahead. Great way to get your spring garden plans started a bit earlier. You do not need too anything fancy: A tray, soil, water, something to cover the seeds with. You can even recycle by using […]

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 […]