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bh monthly gardening advice feat 01/09/2021

September Gardening Advice 2021

September brings with it a change in season and therefore a change in your garden’s needs. With forecasts for potential rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often, but don’t let the rain keep you from your garden! The bare root and root ball season is approaching, now is the time to prepare your garden for autumn. Plan Ahead You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of the freshest plants so you can plant during... Read More

bh monthly gardening advice feat 01/08/2021

August Gardening Advice 2021

So far this summer we have had some very extreme weather which is largely understood to be the result of climate change. As the climate warms the rise of floods increases. This is because it’ll rain less often, but more heavily as warmer air can hold more moisture. Last week we had a really interesting chat with United Utilities who had sponsored a garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The Garden of Resilience (which won gold by the way!) is part of research project to monitor the... Read More

28/07/2021

the garden of resilience

Last week our team took a trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and had a very interesting chat with the United Utilities team about climate change and extreme weather, something that now seems even more relevant with this crazy weather that we’ve been having! The Garden of Resilience was designed and built by Leon Davis Garden Design to demonstrate how our gardens can celebrate, conserve and reuse our rainwater. The garden features a range of resilient shrubs that can cope with prolonged periods of dry and wet... Read More

30/06/2021

July Gardening Advice 2021

We are in the full summer vibe now! And with the sun comes the need to water water and water… Here are July’s top gardening tips: Prune June-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela after flowering. Prune deciduous magnolias if necessary. Fast-growing hedges such as Leylandi should be clipped as necessary throughout the growing season. Remove any reverted green shoots on hardy variegated evergreens, to prevent reversion taking over. Check for nesting birds before clipping any hedge! Continue to keep on top of removing moss and weeds from your paths and terraces, it’s not just the plants... Read More

27/05/2021

june gardening advice 2021

The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping in celebration of Garden Wildlife Week 2021! Here are our top 5 hedging and gardening jobs for June… Clip evergreen hedges such as Privet (Ligustrum), Box (Buxus), Yew,  and Lonicera nitida if needed. Cut back tender shrubs such as hardy Fuchsias. Evergreens such as Viburnum tinus can also still be trimmed this month. When pruning, remember it is best to prune in the evening when the sun isn’t shining down on your freshly trimmed hedges. Prune out any remaining frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs. Rhododendrons can be lightly... Read More

25/05/2021

win your wildlife garden

This Garden Wildlife Week we are giving you the chance to win a wildlife garden! Supporting garden wildlife is essential to the health of our ecosystems.

01/05/2021

May Gardening Advice 2021

May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. Let’s get started and enjoy some social time in the garden with family and friends! Here are our top 5 jobs… Pruning Prune overcrowded, dead or diseased stems of Clematis montana once it has finished flowering. Untangling the stems can be fiddly, but once you can see where you are cutting, you need not worry about pruning this plant, it will take even hard cutting back very well. Remove any... Read More

simple ways to save our earth 21/04/2021

4 simple ways to save our Earth

Supporting our natural environment feels like a huge task. But, there are a few simple ways that we make a difference just in our gardens! Find out how you can fight air pollution and provide for wildlife below… choose hedging! By planting a hedge, you are supporting our Earth. Hedges are amazing at absorbing air pollution! As hedging has a lower growth height than trees, hedges are often more effective at trapping toxins from vehicle exhaust pipes. In March 2021, it was reported that 1 in 4 UK households are... Read More