Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for February 2024

January 28, 2024 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for February 2024

Lift and divide snowdrops (Galanthus) and winter aconites (Eranthis) once they finish flowering. Cut down all of last year’s autumn... View Article


Tips for January 2024

January 2, 2024 1:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for January 2024

Sow sweet peas for flowering in early summer, in a frost free greenhouse. Use deep pots or old toilet rolls.... View Article


Tips for December 2023

November 28, 2023 12:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for December 2023

Prevent premature leaf drop by placing cut Christmas trees in water. Always position trees away from heat and water container... View Article


Tips for October 2023

September 30, 2023 10:23 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for October 2023

For early flowers, sow sweet peas indoors this month or next. Sow seed in root trainers or 9cm pots.. Keep... View Article


Tips for September 2023

August 31, 2023 6:15 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for September 2023

At the end of the month cut down Asparagus foliage. Plant Spring flowering bulbs (except tulips) by the end of... View Article


Tips for August 2023

July 30, 2023 6:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for August 2023

Water Camellias and Rhododendrons during dry spells for good flower bud formation. Lift spring-sown and spring planted onions & shallots... View Article


Tips for July 2023

June 29, 2023 8:52 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for July 2023

Summer prune Wisteria this month or next, cutting back long whippy shoots to five or six buds from a main... View Article


Tips for June 2023

May 31, 2023 4:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for June 2023

Tender plants started off indoors, such as aubergines, courgettes, sweet corn, squashes and tomatoes can be hardened off carefully and... View Article


Tips for May 2023

May 1, 2023 8:22 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for May 2023

If your clumps of daffodils did not flower well this spring, bulbs could be too congested. Once the foliage begins... View Article