Garden Hints & Tips

Plant Of The Month – June

Bedding Plants. Begonia Semps, Buzzy Lizzies & Petunias give in instant burst of colour to any border, raised beds, tubs or baskets giving an amazing look all summer long. Full Sun – Long flowering periods Great in borders, raised beds or tubs Buy Online

April Plant of The Month – French Lavender

French Lavender. French Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) has a long flowering period and distinctive due to its colourful bracts flower heads. An aromatic dwarf shrub with narrow, greyish leaves, and bears dense, oval heads of small purple flowers. Full Sun – Long flowering periods Great in borders or tubs Buy Online

5 Things to do in Late September – Early October

Care for your Lawn Look after for your lawn by raking leaves off the grass.  Collecting leaves and composting to make leaf mold will give you an excellent conditioner next year. Use a Autumn & Winter feed & Moss killer to keep your grass looking tip top. Raise your mower cutting height. Divide spring flowering […]

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 […]

June – Plant of The Month – Wisteria

Wisteria. Wisteria is a vine plant with an abundance of blue/purple flowers that look spectacular hanging from a house or trellis in spring and early summer. Spring & early summer flowers Will tolerate most soils Perfect for cut flowers Buy Online

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 […]

February – Plant of the Month – Potted Hyacinth

Hyacinths are an old favourite that are much loved for their big bright flowers and strong perfume. Perfect in the garden and patio planters or simply for seasonal home decor – with these you don’t need potpourri or air freshener as they’ll fill the air with their unmistakable perfume. Water the plants regularly to keep […]