I’ve had what feels like endless weeks of peering out of the windows to our garden and yearning for a few precious hours, free of the last of the winter chills, to spend pottering outside.
Marigolds are wonderful for the Autumn months, coming in rich colours of maroon, orange and red. They don’t just bloom in Autumn, however, they are also Spring and Summer flowers and are easy to care for (with few insect problems).
Your hanging baskets and container pots will last until the first proper frosts if you continue deadheading and feeding. Keep watering well, especially on windy days once the plants are past their best then replant with spring flowering bulbs, Ivy and winter Violas and Pansies I again have Cool Wave Trailing Pansies and Endurio Trailing Violas from September onwards.
Now is the time to give your lawn a high Nitrogen summer feed. Mow on a regular basis but during hot, dry spells, raise the blades slightly to reduce stress on the grass.
Decades of gardening for other people has taught me that there are topics that clients find difficult. I’m fairly
confident about what plants do but it can be hard to share that confidence with customers… Read more
December is perhaps the one month where, in the build up to Christmas with roaring fires and shorter days, even the hardiest of gardeners may struggle to get out there and do the necessary for their plots. Read more
Don’t fool yourself any longer.
I gave up on my garden about 3 years ago. Prior to that I had fooled myself that I could keep on top of the weeds and that a few ‘native’ plants were beneficial to the wildlife but then I looked at it one day and just gave up. Read more
Few flavours compare with that of fruit freshly picked from the garden. Read more
Your hanging baskets and container pots will last until the first proper frosts if you continue deadheading and feeding. Read more
Autumn is just as colourful and interesting as Spring so if you think your garden is a bit bare or boring at the moment, don’t worry because I shall give you 4 ways to extend the colour and interest in your garden for next year. Read more