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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Gardening tips this February

It’s best to get as much pruning done in the garden as possible this month, to avoid disturbing birds that are looking for nesting sites. Prune hedges, overgrown evergreens, late-flowering Clematis, and winter-flowering Jasmine. In addition, winter-flowering Heathers will need to be cut back as soon as they have finished flowering. Prune late-flowering shrubs, such as Buddleja, hardy Fuschia, and…

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Gardening tips this January…

If you have a shredder available shred your Christmas tree to recycle it – the chippings make fantastic mulch. Simply place the chippings around the base of trees and shrubs – it helps to prevent soil erosion that often happens after heavy rain, stops the ground from freezing over, and when the chippings break down they will act as a…

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