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Monthly Gardening

01/07/2019

July Gardening Advice

We’ve just had one of the wettest June’s in history and so our usual advice for July would be to keep on top of watering but you probably feel like you don’t need to! If the weather warms up and we get the sunny July we are promised, remember to water water water!  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... Read More

30/05/2019

June Gardening Advice and BEED

Ah finally, summer is nearly here and so is butterfly and education awareness week! 🦋 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 pruned after... Read More

01/05/2019

May Gardening Advice

This month we have the the National Gardening Week which is running the 29.04.19-06.05.19 and also two bank holiday weekends – we couldn’t have asked for a better combination! May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. Before we dive into what needs doing this month, we thought we’d make the most of the nice weather this week and explore the nursery to see what has started to come into blossom… We have some lovely stock... Read More

01/03/2019

March Gardening Advice

This time last year we were battling with the ‘beast from the east’ which was covering the majority of the UK in snow reaching depths never seen before! But today we are pleased we can talk about March and the Spring ahead. March makes way for the busy season, with the promise of longer days and hopefully more sunshine to get through your list of gardening jobs. This month you should be working towards ticking off your Winter gardening tasks and getting your garden ready for the new growing season.... Read More

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February Gardening Advice

As spring approaches, planting conditions are starting to approve 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... Read More

24/01/2019
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2019 design trends to take your garden to the next level

Whether you are looking to completely re-design your garden or simply want to update the functionality and look of your garden, www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk has put together some of the top design trends for 2019. From creating a space which is low maintenance to creating interesting focal points, this article will provide you with the inspiration you can use for your garden. Creating a low maintenance garden Due to the hustle and bustle of modern life, gardeners are always looking to simplify their gardens, and 2019 will be no different. Creating a... Read More

04/01/2019

January Gardening Advice 2019

January sees the start of a new year and after all the excitement and indulgences from Christmas, most of us welcome the new year with a warm smile and and a fresh hello. Although January is often the coldest month, it’s also a great month to get into the gardens. We are still in bare root season meaning that bare root hedging plants can be planted whilst they are still dormant. Bare root hedging is the most affordable way to grow a hedge in your gardens.  When planting, if you... Read More

05/12/2018

December Gardening Advice

Snow is falling, all around us … Well not quite yet! But we’re definitely hoping for a white Christmas and it’s feeling like we could get one this year with the recent temperatures. We know it’s very tempting to stay indoors and stay warm but we can’t emphasise enough that now really is the perfect time to plant. Bare root hedging is still in it’s prime time for planting and it’s the most affordable way to get yourself a new hedge! If you’re looking for something a little more instant,... Read More

31/10/2018

November Gardening Advice

We know it’s getting cold outside, our cars are freezing over making the morning commute that extra bit harder, we’re grabbing that extra layer and then regretting it when we are warm in the afternoon. It may be cold but don’t let that deter you out of your gardens and abandon them when they need you the most. Once again we are back with our top 5 hedging jobs for the month and also with some information about bonfire safety! We have been recently introduced to an interesting read from... Read More

05/10/2018

October Gardening Advice

Well we can well and truly wave Summer goodbye and say hello to Autumn. It’s not all doom and gloom though as Autumn is a wonderful time for gardens and with the change of seasons comes new opportunities and plans. So brush off that Winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your gardens for the upcoming colder months. It’s time to finish off those late summer jobs and start preparing for the hardships ahead, so here’s our list of gardening jobs so you can keep on top of your garden... Read More