August

August

The real task in August is keeping the garden going when so many plants are dying back. As there is less to do, each time I’m in the garden I snip away at spent flower-heads to eek out more colour from bedding and herbaceous borders. If your containers and pots are...
July

July

July welcomes in a huge variety of colour and scent into the garden and skillful gardeners can now show off their successional planting. This is the key to all good planting schemes; to avoid too much profusion all at once and ensure that as one flower dies, another...
June

June

June is usually one of our driest months. We’re lucky to get more than 2” of rain in the south east and aside from occasional thunderstorms that barely replenish the soil, all our plants need our help to thrive. Here are a few quick tips to avoid the rigours of...
Sitting comfortably

Sitting comfortably

If you do finally get that well earned break from fighting back the snails and weeds, treat yourself to a comfortable outside sitting room! Many thanks to suggestions from Belinda Gray of “theGrower”: Summer is coming so plan now for al fresco days and...
May

May

Well, you can probably understand why this blog is so late….May is full-on for all gardeners and landscapers, if we aren’t working now then something has definitely gone wrong with the business plan!       Your Garden Project has been: Planting a 100 meter yew hedge...