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August Garden Diary – Five Flower Garden Tasks.

By |2020-08-18T15:23:30+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Garden Maintenance, Gardener's advices, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are five tasks to do  in the Flower Garden in August: After flowering, prune Rambling Roses. Carry on hoeing the soil to keep the weeds down.  This should be done in dry and warm weather to ensure that any weed seedling left on the soil die back and do not regrow. Stake perennials such as [...]

Jobs to do in the garden in July relating to Climbers, Shrubs and Trees.

By |2020-07-16T12:18:58+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Garden Maintenance, Gardener's advices|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Here is a short checklist of things 'To Do' in the Garden in July relating to Climbers, Shrubs and Trees: Cut Lavender for drying. Deadhead and prune Roses. Clip fast growing hedges and Privet. Prune Wisteria and Philadelphus. Take softwood cuttings of shrubs. Take cuttings of  Clematis. And thinking ahead: Order Spring flowering bulbs from [...]

For the love of Lavender

By |2020-07-16T12:18:37+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Garden Maintenance, Gardener's advices, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Lavender is  at its peak at the moment and its a great time to harvest the Lavender flowers (whilst retaining some for the Bees) before the sun draws too many of  the fragrant essential oils from the Lavender flowers.    So what can we do with our Lavender?  Well here are a few ideas: www.countryliving.com/gardening/garden-ideas/g1864/lavender-crafts-and-recipes/ When [...]