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01/07/2020

July Gardening Advice 2020

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

16/06/2020
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5 Top Tips for Creating a Festival Themed Garden

If you’re feeling blue about missing out on festivals this summer, then why not re-create one from the comfort of your own home? In this post, David Boultbee, from outdoor lighting supplier Ultra LEDs, explains how you can bring that festival vibe into your garden. With summer just around the corner, we’re approaching that time of year when there’d normally be a big music festival every other weekend. But with the outbreak forcing festival organisers to postpone their events until summer 2021, it looks as though music fans will have... Read More

02/06/2020

June Gardening Advice and Garden Wildlife Week 2020

The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping in celebration of Garden Wildlife Week 2020! 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

01/05/2020

May Gardening Advice 2020

May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. With Covid keeping us home, we have plenty of time to get started! 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 reverted green... Read More

28/04/2020

National Gardening Week Competition

National gardening week is one of our biggest events of the year, where we encourage you to be out in the garden and enjoying nature. Luckily, we can still do just that as our gardens remain open for us to enjoy. However, if you are looking for something to do then you can help us! Gareth, our gardener, has lost his tools and now he can’t do his gardening, can you help us find them? Competition Rules There are 5 hidden garden tools on our website. A hand fork, a... Read More

30/03/2020
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April Gardening Advice 2020

Now that the clocks have changed and we’re ‘springing forward’ towards better weather (hopefully), you’ll finally start to see your hard work from the winter months appearing as bright foliage and striking blossoms in your garden.  But it’s not time to sit back and enjoy it just yet, there’s plenty of jobs to do this month and here’s our pick of the most important: Planting and pruning You can still buy and plant bare root and rootball hedging and we have started our cold storage technique, for more information on this... Read More

01/03/2020

March Gardening Advice 2020

Late March is a good time to move your evergreen trees and shrubs, providing the weather has warmed up slightly and the risk of frost is low. If the soil is waterlogged or frozen, it’s better to wait until next month. After moving, ensure you give your hedges and shrubs extra attention as careful watering is essential to their success in the first summer after moving. There is still time to plant bare root and root ball hedges as the dormant season lasts right through until the end of April.... Read More

11/02/2020
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All About Pleached Trees

What is pleached hedging? Aesthetically presenting a ‘hedge on stilts’, pleached hedging is the training and sculpting of trees to form a flat framework above a very clear stem. The branches are shaped and pruned to form a foliage shape that appears similar to the shape of a well-groomed hedge, adding huge impact within a garden. Pleached hedging is not a new concept in the gardening world, it dates back to the time of Julius Caesar, used as a defensive barrier against cavalry. In modern days these trees have a... Read More

04/02/2020

February Gardening Advice 2020

As spring approaches, planting conditions are starting to improve so now is the perfect time to plant bare root and root ball hedging plants, shrubs and trees- take a look at our video for advice on how to plant a bare root hedge. There is still plenty of time to plant roses, but ensure you choose an alternative area in which roses have not previously been grown to avoid new plants being exposed to replant diseases. If you want to cut back your deciduous hedges, this can be done now to... Read More

29/01/2020

How to be an Energy Efficient Gardener in 2020

It looks like 2020 is set to be the year when the world begins to really understand the importance of getting to grips with climate change. As general consensus is beginning to change and we are all beginning to become aware of the need to be energy efficient it is important that in addition to governments and businesses, we all adapt everything in our daily lives to be better for the planet as well. Doing what we can to make our homes and gardens more energy efficient is important, and... Read More