Charlotte Skinner, Author at Squire's Garden Centres

Sarah’s Snippets

Gardening advice and monthly tips from our Chairman, Sarah Squire.

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June Gardening Tips

When I was young, June was the exam month. Why was there always a lawn mower going while you sat in the exam hall?  Now that association is a distant memory, I am free to enjoy June as one of the most beautiful months in the garden. After all, it is the peak of the […]

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May Gardening Tips

One of the many wonderful things about May is that, in this area at least,  there are usually no more frosts from about 10th of the month. This is a liberating feeling in the garden. It means that hanging baskets, pots and borders can be filled with colour by planting out bedding plants.  Colour combinations […]

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April Gardening Tips

April is such an exciting month in the garden. The birds are in fantastic voice as I write and it will not be long before the blossom lights up our fruit trees, particularly the Quince which always excels. Soon it will be time to dead head the daffodils, but do not cut the foliage back […]

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March Gardening Tips

I have a hunch we can sense and scent spring before we see it. Even before the leaf buds start appearing and new shoots start growing there is a wonderful fresh aroma, particularly in the morning and evening, slightly damp but warmer than a few days before and accompanied by a growing crescendo of birdsong. This […]

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February Gardening Tips

As I write this we are in lockdown and storm Christoph is forecast to bring wind and rain and flooding. So far so dismal. I would love to bring you some cheer, so please permit me to invite you to dream of spring when the garden will burst back into life, a promise that is kept […]

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