Gardening tips this May

The weather is finally warming up, but don’t get caught out if there’s a frost; protect tender plants with fleece, or bring pots indoors, if frost is forecast. Prune spring-flowering shrubs after they have finished flowering, and divide spring-flowering perennials to get free plants. Prune Clematis Montana after it has finished flowering, and give box hedging a light trim. When…

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Gardening tips this April

Watch out for weeds this month; with the warmer weather and rainfall, their growth will be prolific. Use a garden hoe to remove them from your beds and borders. April is the ideal time to plant evergreen shrubs and trees – but don’t forget to water them if the weather turns dry. Climbing plants are beginning their growth spurt so…

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Gardening tips this March

Mulch beds and borders this month to condition the soil, suppress weeds, and improve aeration. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials to create new plants for free, and to generate new growth. Prune hardy shrubs such as roses, buddleja and hypericum, and ensure that climbing and rambling roses are tied in securely to framework. Once the ground has started…

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