Gardening tips this June

Keep blooms flowering for longer this month – pinch out the tips of Fuscias, deadhead repeat-flowering Roses, pick Sweet Peas as they begin to flower, and cut back hardy Geraniums after they have finished flowering to encourage the development of new foliage and flowers. Mow the lawn at least once a week to keep it under control, but always remember…

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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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