Over the Fence Blog

December – what to do in your garden this month

December 1, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

Although December is a great month for putting your feet up in front of the fire and making plans for the following spring, there are gardening tasks that can be done this time of year, including ways to prepare for Christmas. Plant up festive containers. Fill pots with dwarf Conifers, Cyclamen, Skimmia, evergreen Grasses and […]

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November – what to do in your garden this month

November 27, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

Late Autumn comes with a host of tasks in order to prepare the garden for the winter and keep it looking tidy. Along with the clearing leaves & protecting taps however, you can also add in a few jobs that will reap rewards in the new year. Bulbs can still be planted now, especially Tulips, […]

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October – What to do in your garden this month

October 6, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

The summer has well and truly passed, and the autumn planting season is underway.  Your local Cherry Lane garden centre is well stocked with shrubs that provide both autumn leaf colour, evergreen winter interest and yet more for blossoming in the spring.  Bedding plants such as Pansies, Violas, Cyclamen as well as spring flowering bulbs […]

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September – What to do in your garden this month

September 8, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

The “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” begins with September, and how apt, as it is the heart of the harvest, with a large variety of both fruit and vegetables flowing in from the garden and allotment. It is also a time of change as fading summer bedding plants are pulled up to make way […]

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August – What to do in your garden this month.

August 4, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

It’s the last month of summer, so seize the day and get out into your garden! Keeping the show going can be a full time job, what with constant dead-heading, feeding & watering of your container bedding plants, whilst in the borders pruning back those that have had their day, whilst supporting the top-heavy beauties […]

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July – What to do in your garden this month

July 4, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

Whether you are jetting off to somewhere hot and sunny or simply having a staycation, the garden has a lot to offer this month, and with the rising heat levels needs you to keep an eye on moisture levels. Whilst early perennials such as Peonies may be over, there are lots of mid and late […]

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June – What to do in your garden this month.

May 30, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

Early summer brings high temperatures (if we’re lucky!) and with it the need to be vigilant with watering.  Newly planted bedding plants need a little TLC for the first few weeks as they establish, so make sure they have enough moisture around them at all times. Keep watch for slugs and snails too, as they […]

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May – What to do in your garden this month

May 2, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

The end of May is the traditional time to start planting half-hardy annuals and other tender plants in the garden, due to late frosts usually having come to an end by then. It makes the Spring Bank Holiday weekend the starting pistol for so much buying and planting of bedding plants, and the busiest time […]

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