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Monthly Gardening

01/03/2021

March Gardening Advice 2021

We are hopeful and excited for a summer full of socialising in the garden! Now let’s get our gardens ready… 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... Read More

01/02/2021

February Gardening Advice 2021

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

27/12/2020

January Gardening Advice 2021

It’s a new year and we can only hope that things will start looking up for our nation soon. In the meantime, there is plenty of opportunity for us to keep busy in the garden! Although January is often the coldest month, it’s also a great month to garden in preparation for a beautiful spring display. We should also be looking out for wildlife through this month, leaving appropriate food and shelter options and also making sure any water bowls haven’t frozen over. Find out how you can help wildlife... Read More

01/12/2020

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 its 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

30/10/2020

November Gardening Advice 2020

We know that this month is going to be another tough one for many of us as we head back into lockdown. It may be getting a bit colder out 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! Remember, remember the 5th November… and remember the wildlife! Bonfire night is a great tradition that brings the family... Read More

01/10/2020

October Gardening Advice 2020

Autumn is well and truly upon us and our gardens are beginning to be painted with new colours and vibrance. Brush off that winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your garden for the upcoming colder months. Here’s our list of gardening jobs that will keep you on top of your garden and welcome winter with open arms. Its also Halloween soon, a fabulous excuse to fill our gardens with spooky decorations. Planting & Pruning Root ball hedging becomes available this month and there’s still time to pre-order bare... Read More

03/09/2020

September Gardening Advice 2020

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

01/08/2020

August Gardening Advice 2020

So this summer hasn’t happened as expected but I hope you are all making the most of a the summer with exciting gardening plans alongside family time and lots of laughter. Now is the time to give your hedges a good final trim before the colder weather comes. The exception to this would be some conifers as they will continue to grow until October. Deciduous hedges to clip: Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to extend flowering into early autumn. Spindly specimens that have lost leaves can be cut back... Read More

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

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