Slowly the garden starts coming to life again, after a few months of dormancy. Buds on the early spring blossom begin to open and the flowering bulbs begin to push through the soil. Spring is approaching! Although you are tempted to go outside there’s plenty to do indoors to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors,…

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As the snowdrops begin to emerge from the ground, scented shrubs are about to flourish and Hellebores begin to brighten shady parts of the garden. Also in reality January is a time to protect your garden against frosts, gale-force winds and heavy rain. Check stakes, ties, fleeces and other supports for damage and consider moving…

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What to do in your garden in December Many of us plan our Spring/Summer gardens during the Winter months. There is nothing more enjoyable than spending time outside on a crisp winters day. As we approach the shortest day of the year in December you will need work to keep you warm outside, such as…

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November is the perfect time to put the garden in order for winter. Clearing the last of the fallen leaves, planting tulips and composting the last of the summer borders. Winter is looming – Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered…

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It’s a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour. Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leaf mould you can make! It’s also time to start preparing for early frosts. October is a busy month in the…

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July is a productive month in the garden. The borders are full of flowers and the veg plot has an abundance of produce, summer is in full swing. Life is full of activity and often the garden can become neglected – flowers run to seed, containers dry out. It’s important to remember that your garden…

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What to do in your garden in June In every corner of the garden, flowers seem to be appearing every day; becoming more bountiful as we reach Midsummer’s Day. It is a bountiful, yet busy time of year in the garden. Every spare minute is filled with deadheading, keeping on top of weeds and slug…

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What to do in your garden in April The amount of time and energy spent in the garden becomes much more crucial in April as the days grow longer and warmer. Plants, vegetables and lawns require more attention and if the work is put in now you will reap the benefits later. But although the…

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What to do in your garden in March Spring usually arrives by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden. March is a month of new…

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As the snowdrops begin to emerge from the ground, scented shrubs are about to flourish and Hellebores begin to brighten shady parts of the garden. Also in reality January is a time to protect your garden against frosts, gale-force winds and heavy rain. Check stakes, ties, fleeces and other supports for damage and consider moving…

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