Monthly Gardening Tips

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Monthly Advice - October Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Jobs for October  Hedging Deciduous Hedging Bare-root hedging can be planted all through the winter.  Unless it is already wet, younger existing and newly planted deciduous hedges could do with some watering and a quick weed at the base if you have not used a mulch mat. Conifer...

Monthly Advice - June jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Gardening in June is fun  With the longest day approaching warm sunny days and long balmy evenings should be making your garden a joyous place to be. All this heat and light means that it is full to brimming, with plants displaying fresh foliage and perfect new flowers. Although the garden ...

Monthly Advice - November Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

NOVEMBER IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging It will come as some relief to know that from now until spring you can leave your evergreen hedges well alone (apart from box and that is for December). But if you have just planted an evergreen hedge do make sure that it is protected from the elements. A...

Monthly Advice - December Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

DECEMBER IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging  December is a great time to re-evaluate the structure of your garden. Deciduous leaves should have fallen by now and the herbaceous borders will be tidied up so you can gain a proper perspective on how your garden looks without all the froth of flow...

Monthly Advice - January Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

JANUARY IN YOUR GARDEN Just because the weather has been warm....  Please do not be too confident it will stay that way. The wet weather we are having can turn to snow with only a relatively small drop in temperature. While this is more likely next month, January can be pretty sharp when i...

Monthly Advice - February Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

FEBRUARY IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging This is a tip that will be repeated several times here and next month. The best months for planting most bareroot hedging, if you did not get it in in November are February and March. Spring kicks the plants into growth and they do not spend too lon...

Monthly Advice - April Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

APRIL IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging  Our cold store is now crammed with bareroot hedging for planting over the next four weeks. As long as you can water them, any hedge plants will do well planted now and this is now probably the best time of all to plant beech hedging. However...

Birds in the Garden - Early Spring
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Michael’s Early Spring Wildlife Garden Tips  1. Get a balance of tidiness in your garden - fallen leaves provide good habitat for insects. Not only will the invertebrate life benefit but remember almost all birds feed their young on insects. Just don’t do this in rose borders an...

Monthly Advice - March Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

MARCH IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging  Hopefully you have mulched well around your newly planted - and even established - hedge plants but if you have not, weeds start to emerge this month and next stealing food and water just when young hedge plants need them most. It is easiest to get rid...

Monthly Advice - May Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

MAY IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging   Formal evergreen hedging like such as Yew responds well to a light trim in May, even if it has not reached its final desired height (in which case trim the sides, but NOT the tops). You are then encouraging the plant to grow more bushy, but (hopefu...

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