Gardening Blog

Gardening advice, monthly tasks & tips from our crew of resident gardening experts…

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August Gardening Tips

I am writing this in a heatwave reminiscent of 1976, which I remember well as an 11 year old. I have yet to quite banish the sight of the late lamented John Noakes exhorting the water saving benefits of showers over baths in his swimming trunks in the Blue Peter studio – depends how long […]

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Easy Does It

For many people gardening is a passion. In all honesty, for others it may occasionally be a chore. So here are my suggestions to make life easier for yourself. Plant what you love and love what you plant If there is a particular plant or group of plants that you love, plant those and tending […]

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May Gardening Tips

You may think I am obsessed by the weather, and you are probably correct. But after a cold and wet March, with snow for added frisson, and then an April in which the weather was indecisive to say the least, veering from very warm to wet and windy, I have high hopes for a delightful […]

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April Gardening Tips

I had hoped, when I wrote my column last month, that we had seen the last of the snow. Alas that was not to be and our teams have been routinely swathing any slightly tender plants in horticultural fleece to protect them from the icy chill. However the good weather will come and when it […]

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March Gardening Tips

  March may be starting with a cold snap but, on an optimistic note, spring is just a bud burst away and by the end of the month the clocks will have bounced forward and we can enjoy longer, lighter evenings perfect for an ad hoc potter in the garden. Whilst my garden is still […]

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