Over the Fence Blog

February – What to do in your garden this month.

February 5, 2018 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 9, 2018 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, 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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