Monthly Gardening Tips

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

MAY IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging   Formal evergreen hedging 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 as 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 gard...

Monthly Advice - July jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 29 Jun 2019

July Gardening should be Minimal! July is when you spend time relaxing in the garden. The weather is usually more welcoming and the list of jobs to be done fall into the ‘pottering in the garden’ category. In a heatwave, watering once every 7-10 days is important. Remember that a wee...

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...

Plants that look Beautiful: September Edition
Julian Bosdari 29 Aug 2017

September is one of the unsung heroes of the calendar. Stuffed with plants that look fabulous just when you have clipped your lavender, finished with your sweet peas and are beginning to realise that some roses do not bloom for ever. Note that you should not buy these plants in September, which ...

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 - 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 need to be tidied up so you can gain a proper perspective on how your garden looks without all the froth of fl...

Birds in the Garden - Early Spring
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...

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