Over the Fence Blog

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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April- What to do in your garden this month

April 21, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

With plants growing so fast in the spring sunshine, April is one of the best months of the year to get out into the garden. It’s a great time to plant shrubs and perennials, and for those with heated greenhouses or conservatories, early summer bedding plants are available for planting up in pots and baskets […]

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March- What to do in your garden this month

February 24, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

March, for many, heralds the start of the gardening year.  With Hellebores, flower bulbs and Primroses bursting into bloom, there’s a real feeling of spring.  It’s time for action – sow those seeds, grub out the weeds and get planting, as there’s a whole lot of things you can be getting on with this month, […]

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February- What to do in your garden this month

February 1, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

When the weather is half-decent, there are tasks to be done this month, mainly revolving around preparation.  Vegetable beds need going over, shrubs and climbers need pruning in preparation for growing away well in spring, and last year’s wind-strewn debris, including skeletal perennial growth, leaves and litter, can be cleared off beds and borders.  Plenty […]

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January- What to do in your garden this month

January 5, 2017 by Gareth Pownall

Not being the busiest month of the year in the garden, January is a time to plan for the milder months ahead, to think about what you want to achieve this year.  January does sometimes throw us a bright, relatively mild day however, so below are a few tasks to do indoors, and a few […]

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December – What to do in your garden this month

December 1, 2016 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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