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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 - 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...

Plants that look Beautiful in March
Julian Bosdari 6 Mar 2017

Hazel catkins, the little lambs' tails heralds of spring - the longer they are, the closer the spring. Plant it now for next year. Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' for its powerful scent and the double flowers are utterly charming. Plant them in the Autumn (we’ll remind you!) Prunu...

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...

Plants that look Beautiful in April
Julian Bosdari 2 Apr 2017

Our monthly round up of the current stars in the garden. These are plants that you absolutely should NOT BUY NOW. April is the worst possible month to plant them as they are putting all their energies into flowering. Much better to admire them - for real if possible - and then put them on your p...

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...

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 - August jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

AUGUST IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging Most hedge plants will need their last trim before the colder seasons set in. Conifer hedges may be the exception to this because they continue to grow until October and can have a final going-over then. To get a level top to your hedge bash in two posts at...

Monthly Advice - September Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 28 Aug 2017

Jobs for September Hedging Little needs to happen to your hedges in September, assuming that you did actually prune them in August. It is always worth checking hedges for damage from animals, footballs, bad drivers....so that you cut out/clean up any diseased or damaged wood before any fungus...

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