Gardening Tips

Apr 25
May
BY Julie Parker
Azalea
After a little warmer weather recently, the beginning of the month looks changeable with wetter weather due in the south & more promising drier weather in the north & west probably accompanied by overnight frosts. The weather in the second half of the month is similar but with temperatures increasing to just above average especially in the north & spells of heavy rain in the south.... READ MORE
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Apr 20
BY Angela Slater
Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Follow these hints and tips to prevent unsightly mildew Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet' (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 17
BY Angela Slater
earth worms
Look after your soil; worms are vital to life The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) has teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to create Wild About Gardens which celebrates wildlife gardening and encourages gardeners to consider wildlife when planning and carrying out every-day gardening activities. The RHS, established about 210 years ago, is the leading gardening charity which inspires, encourages... READ MORE
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Apr 11
BY Angela Slater
Calibrachoa, nepeta & fuchsias in hanging basket
Use the correct compost for a blooomin' garden with happy healthy plants Hanging basket planted with fuchsia, calibrachoa and nepeta (pictured above) READ MORE
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Mar 28
BY Julie Parker
Tulips
It is beginning to feel a bit more like Spring now, nothing like a bit of sunshine & the birds singing to make you look forward to summer. April is set to be changeable as usual with bands of rain & wind interspersed with sunshine but still the threat of frosts especially the further north you are, so keep protecting your tender plants. READ MORE
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Nov 28
BY Julie Parker
Houseleeks
The start of December promises a north to south split for the weather with the north being more cloudy & wet & the south drier with sunny spells. This is going to be followed by a period of rain then sunshine & cold wintry showers with the weather forecast getting wetter & warmer from the middle of the month. So try & get into the garden when the ground is not solid but the... READ MORE
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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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