Category Archives: Gardening

Plants for May

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with colour. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month. (more…)...
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Jobs to Do in The Garden During April

April is the month when the blossom really comes into its own. From the whites and pinks of flowering cherries and fruit trees, to the snowy coverings on hedgerows, all make their mark with a show of colour. The blackbird is singing, the nights are drawing out and the sun is beginning to have some...
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April in The Flower Garden

Even in the smallest garden, April is the month when the growing season really begins to gather pace. Flower beds start to fill out with the bushy new shoots of herbaceous plants and leaves once again begin cover the branches of trees. With such fecundity its easy to let things slip out of control in...
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April in The Vegetable Garden

There is always something to do in the vegetable garden, even in the smallest patch. April is the month when the growing season really starts and its easy to lose track of the jobs you need to be doing. Keep ahead of yourself by using this quick reminder of some of the vital jobs to...
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Plants for April

April and spring is well underway. Renewed warmth in the sun means there is a wealth of choice of plants for your garden. Here are a few of my favourites, along with varieties and how to care for them. (more…)...
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Five Spring Fertilising Tips

Springtime is fertilising time for many homeowners. Or should we say, 'lawn feeding' time? Regardless of the term you use, fertilising your lawn at the start of the growing season could be very helpful in maintaining a lush and beautiful lawn all year long. Fertiliser helps your grass rebound from a rough winter and build...
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Conquering Spring Weeds

As much as we love Don Henley's classic The Boys of Summer, we despise the weeds of spring. And, much like the venerated baseball groundskeeper, we strive to rid our lush green grass of every annoying, irritating, infuriating weed. Sometimes it seems like a losing battle, but professional lawn management companies have some secret tips...
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Sow Carrots, A Rainbow Of Colour

There's nothing wrong with everyday orange carrots - they have their own bright beauty. But since carrots now come in multiple colours of red, yellow, white and purple, why not dress up your table with a rainbow? Sow coloured carrots, which require the same growing conditions as the conventional orange ones. Read more