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Category Archive: Gardening Advice

Growing Fruit Trees

March 9, 2019 by Cherry Lane Garden Centres

There is nothing more satisfying than eating apples or pears that have been picked from your own fruit tree. Apple and pear trees are incredibly easy to plant and maintain, and so are most fruit trees, depending on the type of tree you choose they often thrive in medium sized gardens, as well as large […]

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Jobs for the Garden this Winter

November 19, 2018 by Cherry Lane Garden Centres

Jobs for the Garden this Winter Planting jobs  • Plant Tulip bulbs in pots and borders, covering them with at least twice their depth of soil or compost. • Plant bare-root hedging, roses, trees and shrubs before the weather turns cold. • Cut down faded perennials that are looking tatty, then mulch the surrounding soil. • Use cloches to […]

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How to get the best from your Poinsettia

November 19, 2018 by Cherry Lane Garden Centres

A Poinsettia is a perfect gift at Christmas time and also a great festive addition to your home! Heres some tips on getting the best out of this festive beauty. – When you get your Poinsettia home, remove the packaging and place your plant somewhere with natural sunlight. – Avoid the cold, drafts and direct […]

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How to grow a fruit tree

October 28, 2018 by Jack

There is nothing better than eating apples or pears that have been picked from a fruit tree in your own garden. Fruit trees, especially apple and pear trees, are incredibly easy to plant and maintain, and depending on the type of tree you choose, often thrive in medium sized gardens, as well as large spaces. […]

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How to plant your own containers

October 19, 2018 by Jack

Garden planters are one of the most versatile additions to a garden. They can be used to grow plants and flowers on patios, used for growing your own veg or simply used to break up large lawns. Whatever the size or style of your garden a planter will be a useful, practical and stylish addition […]

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Taking care of your garden in autumn

October 5, 2018 by Jack

As the season changes from summer to autumn your garden needs special care and attention to prepare for the upcoming colder months. While during spring and summer your focus is on planting and growing your plants, flowers and trees, autumn means your focus shifts to maintain and tidying your garden. We’ve put together a few […]

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5 Top Autumn Gardening Tips

August 29, 2018 by Jack

Autumn can be a busy time in your gardening, it’s a time to start clearing away decaying vegetation of the summer and begin the preparation for the cold winter months ahead. We’ve included our top tips of things to do during this period. 1) Greenhouse Autumn Clear-out Since you’ll be cleaning the outside of your […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Garden During A Heatwave

August 28, 2018 by Jack

A garden will look beautiful when it’s covered in sunlight, however, the hot and dry conditions can be very harmful to your plants and flowers which require water. Dehydration was a common during the summer and it’s no exception for your garden. The garden is normally the perfect place to spend your summer as you […]

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