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Monthly Gardening

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

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

01/01/2020

January Gardening Advice 2020

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 are using... Read More

26/11/2019

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

01/11/2019

November Gardening Advice 2019

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! Top 5 hedging jobs for November Check tree stakes and... Read More

01/10/2019

October Gardening Advice 2019

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

04/09/2019

September Gardening Advice 2019

September means the change in seasons and therefore a change in the garden is needed! With forecasts for more heavy rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often. However don’t let the rain keep you from your gardens, with the upcoming bare root and root ball season fastly approaching, now is the time to be preparing your gardens for the Autumn ahead. It’s time to plan ahead! You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of... Read More

01/08/2019

August Gardening Advice 2019

This time last year we had just recovered from all of the the excitement of the World Cup. Along the World Cup we had one of the hottest summers on record and we think this summer has been one of the most unpredictable summers on record.  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... Read More

01/07/2019

July Gardening Advice 2019

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 2019

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