Gardening Tips

Oct 25
BY Julie Parker
Autumn Berries
The weather has been fairly mild of late but temperatures have started dropping & the weather has been either wet or windy in the Lakes with no frost as yet. The forecast is for much of the same in the first week of November with some drier spells in the south & east. Into the second week however there is the chance of more settled spells across the country with fog & frost forecast... READ MORE
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Sep 26
BY Julie Parker
Chrysanthemums
After such a lovely start to the summer in May & June the weather has been very changeable with wind & rain bringing cooler temperatures. Unfortunately this is likely to continue through October with more wind & rain in the North West & a few drier spells in the Southeast & East. Temperatures are predicted to be about average for the month but there are risks of overnight... READ MORE
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Jul 26
BY Julie Parker
Fuchsia's
The weather for the start of August seems to be following much the same pattern as the last few weeks with the north & west getting more rain than the south & east, with windy conditions & fluctuating temperatures. The garden seems to be enjoying it although containers & hanging baskets still need some watering as the mass of flowers form a canopy that the rain finds hard to... READ MORE
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Jun 28
BY Angela Slater
Herbaceous border in English cottage style garden
Better blooms and more nutritious vegs arise from healthy soil A healthy, fertile soil is capable of growing healthy plants which, in the case of fruit and vegetables, produces a nutritionally rich crop. It contains a balance of minerals, trace elements and nutrients, supports a healthy micro-life; fungi, microbes, earthworms, bacteria and nematodes. READ MORE
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Jun 28
BY Julie Parker
Crocosmia
The forecast for the first half of July is unsettled with wetter weather in the north & west leaving the south drier although more thunderstorms are forecast for the whole country. This weather continues into the second half of July with the possibility of warmer & drier spells in the south which may spread further north as the month progresses. This combination of average summer... READ MORE
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Jun 27
BY Angela Slater
Hydrangea petiolaris at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
Clothe that problem shady area in flowers and scent Hydrangea petiolaris at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria READ MORE
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May 24
BY Julie Parker
Dianthus
As we head into June with another Bank Holiday to see May out, the weather looks like it is going to be unsettled with slightly cooler, windier conditions in the North & West with warmer, humid weather in the Southeast. A mix of showers, possibly thundery interspersed with warm, dry weather is forecast for the beginning of the month with more settled weather to follow - fingers crossed!... READ MORE
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Apr 26
May
BY Julie Parker
Euphorbia
After a little warmer weather recently, we seem to have been plunged back into winter again with snow showers & temperatures near freezing. However after a showery start, mainly in the south, the weather is set to improve with above average temperatures forecast for the rest of the month with occasional wetter spells. Keep an eye on temperatures whilst hardening off tender plants & keep... READ MORE
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Mar 30
BY Julie Parker
Tulips
With the weather warming up it is time to get set for the summer before all the Spring growth prevents you accessing your borders. Tidy your beds, split perennials & make space for summer flowers. If you haven’t planted summer flowering bulbs before they are as easy as spring bulbs & can be used to fill gaps – gladioli will give height at the back of a border & come in a fantastic... READ MORE
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Mar 21
BY Angela Slater
David Austin rose' Darcey Bussell'
Even the smallest garden has space for a delicious David Austin rose 'Darcey Bussell' (pictured above) READ MORE
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