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May – What to do in your garden

May 14, 2018 by Jack

What to do in your garden in May. 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 […]

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National Gardening Week

April 30, 2018 by Jack

Celebrate National Gardening week, which was originally launched by the RHS to encourage all to get outdoors! Whether you are a keen gardener or just simply enjoy being outside, there’s still plenty you can do despite the delay in warmer weather! The sun is predicted to creep out towards the later part of this celebrated […]

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April – What to do in your garden

April 5, 2018 by Jack

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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How Many Rolls Of Turf Do I Need For My Project?

March 6, 2018 by Jack

The most frequently asked question to answer when planning on laying new turf is ‘how many rolls do I need?’ In this blog, we will talk you through each step to achieve that perfect lawn! In our garden centres we now stock rolls of turf by Harrowden Turf Ltd. This supplier has been established for […]

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March – What to do in your garden

March 6, 2018 by Jack

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 5, 2018 by Jack

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 9, 2018 by Jack

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, 2017 by Jack

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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