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Tips for November 21

November 1, 2021 9:59 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for November 21

Plant tulips this month. Plant to two or three times the bulbs depth. Protect with wire mesh covering if squirrels... View Article


Tips for October 21

September 27, 2021 8:32 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for October 21

Prune tall growing shrubs that are hard pruned in Spring, such as Lavatera and Buddleia, by half now to reduce... View Article


Tips for Sept 2021

August 29, 2021 10:16 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for Sept 2021

Plant spring flowering bulbs such as Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Muscari. Plant Tulips in November to reduce problems with tulip... View Article


Tips for August 2021

July 31, 2021 12:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for August 2021

Lightly trim lavender after flowering, remove spent flower heads. Fruited canes of summer fruiting raspberries can now be cut right... View Article


Tips for July 2021

July 4, 2021 11:26 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for July 2021

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 2021

May 27, 2021 3:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for June 2021

Finish planting Dahlia Tubers (4-6″) deep in well prepared, enriched beds or containers of compost. Pinch out tops of Broad... View Article


Tips for May 2021

May 4, 2021 12:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for May 2021

Earth up potatoes by about 10cm (4″) when shoots are 23cm ((“) tall and repeat the process as stems continue... View Article


Tips for April 2021

March 29, 2021 8:12 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for April 2021

Cut perennials such as Penstemons, Gaura and Verbena Bonariensis down to new shoots on last years growth. Once tomato seedlings... View Article


Tips for March 2021

March 2, 2021 8:13 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for March 2021

Lift divide and replant snowdrops as the foliage starts yellowing. Cover areas of soil with black plastic or black landscape... View Article


Tips for February 2021

January 26, 2021 10:39 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for February 2021

Cut back old fruiting raspberry canes to ground level. New canes that will bear fruit later in the the year... View Article