Garden Hints & Tips

September – Plant of the month – Calluna

Calluna. Calluna are types of evergreen heather that are great for ground coverage in sunny borders or are ideal for hanging baskets as part of a display. Calluna come in a wide and bright range of purples, reds, pinks and whites. Once the flowers appear they don’t fully open, providing a long-lasting display of colour. […]

How often should you water in summer?

Water less often but thoroughly – (Watering Deeply) Watering deeply is a common garden phrase meaning that it is better to water generously once a week rather than to water superficially every day or so. Water early in the morning or later in the evening. Watering in the evening provides around 8 hours of darkness […]

May – Plant of The Month – The Hydrangea

The Hydrangea is deciduous shrub. Native to Japan. Growing to 2 meters in height, with large heads of blue and pink flowers through the summer and well into the autumn. hydrangeas love the warm morning sun, but they dislike the heat of the afternoon. The best place to plant hydrangeas is in a sheltered location […]

Look after your Hostas in April

Slugs and snails are ready to ruin your Hostas as soon as they sprout. If you don’t look after Hostas in spring then you will regret it. Tips on how to control the pests. Slug Pellets – Never apply more pellets than recommended. Broken egg shells – 6″ around the base of the plant. Sharp […]

Tips for growing Peonies

Peony plants offer large, fragrant flowers in a range of shapes, colours and sizes. They are a very popular and versatile plant that can be enjoyed in the garden or used as cut flowers Our tips for growing Peonies Firstly, it is important that you don’t plant your peony too deeply. Roots must not be […]

April – Plant of The Month – The Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangeana is by far the most popular variety because of it’s very large, tulip shaped white flowers with purple & pink at the base. The flowers burst into bloom in late spring and are very fragrant. Can be potted or displayed in borders Large bright, heavily perfumed flowers Deciduous, dark green oval leaves […]

March – Plant of The Month – The Pansy

Give your garden a welcome splash of colour this spring with some of the many variations of this versatile plant. Pansies like full or partial sun, but need cooler temperatures to thrive. The ideal place is somewhere with lots of morning sun but avoids the direct heat of the late afternoon sun. Remember to water […]