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May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

/ May 3, 2013 11:10 am

Now that we’re in to May the Sun seems to be coming out a lot more, which is a great thing for our Gardens. As we have a reasonably warm May bank holiday weekend ahead of us, let’s make sure we get some gardening done. Here are some tips for what to do in your garden this May: Start sowing seeds for outdoor vegetables such as carrots, spinach, swedes and [...]

Painless Painting pt.2: Painting a Garden fence

Painless Painting pt.2: Painting a Garden fence

/ April 24, 2013 11:17 am

Painting a garden fence takes a bit more planning than painting indoors as you need to make sure you paint in a period of good weather. It’s important that you paint when there are at least 2 consecutive days of sunshine, so that the paint can dry properly. Once you’ve planned out what days you’re going to paint on, it’s time to head to your local DIY/hardware shop. You’ll need [...]

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

/ April 8, 2013 12:01 pm

March was a very cold one and we’re still seeing frosts across the country, but temperatures do seem to be increasing. This means many of us will be more inclined to get back into the garden to tend to the plants and lawn we’ve most likely neglected over the past month or so. So here’s some tips for what you can do this April to your garden: 1. Cut your [...]

Gardening tips for this late February weekend

Gardening tips for this late February weekend

/ February 22, 2013 11:06 am

We’ve reached the final weekend in February and even though the cold weather is still here, it’s about time we spent some time in the garden maintaining our prized outdoor spaces. If you’re a bit stuck for what to do this weekend in the garden, here are some tips: Prune shrubs which have over grown, to aid their growth into Spring. Lily bulbs can be planted now. Make sure you [...]

Cleaning leaves from gutters

Cleaning leaves from gutters

/ October 10, 2012 11:26 am

In the UK we’ve already seen a fair amount of leaves falling from trees and for any home owner this is rather frustrating. Not only do these leaves make pathways slippery, causing us to regularly sweep the leaves away before they get soggy, but they also block gutters. When leaves block gutters you will find them not draining water properly and often the drains will over flow. As a result, [...]

Late September & October Gardening Tips

Late September & October Gardening Tips

/ September 28, 2012 9:56 am

I deliberately waited to the end of September to do this month’s gardening tips as at this point we’re now heading into Autumn. As the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder, now will be the best time to perform some vital maintenance to your garden. So here are some tips for keeping your garden in top shape as we move forward into October… For the plants that have [...]

Patio heating – What’s best?

Patio heating – What’s best?

/ September 19, 2012 11:38 am

We’re in a transitional stage of the year. In the day the temperature is often worthy of just going out wearing t-shirt and shorts, however the nights are becoming colder and we often find ourselves quite chilly when the sun goes down. As we move into Autumn many of us want to stay outside in the evening and continue to enjoy our garden spaces, but to keep warm we need [...]

August gardening tips

August gardening tips

/ August 6, 2012 11:26 am

In late June we wrote some gardening tips to get you through July, and now we’re in August it’s time to update you on what’s best to be doing this month in your garden. So here are 3 tasks for you to carry out over the period of the next few weeks. Get planting For flowers that go into bloom around Winter and Springtime, now is the time to plant [...]

How to protect your plants in a heatwave

How to protect your plants in a heatwave

/ July 25, 2012 11:32 am

Going from incredibly bad to incredibly good weather is typical of the UK. Last week we were getting sick a how much it was raining, and now we’re basking in glorious sun shine. However, as the temperatures increase you need to look after your plants. Here are 5 tips to keep your garden in top shape and avoid your plants getting damaged by the sun. 1. Water! This sounds obvious [...]

Gardening tips for July 2012

Gardening tips for July 2012

/ June 25, 2012 11:50 am

We’re fast approaching July so we thought it would be a good idea to give you some gardening tips you can use over the next month to keep your garden in great shape. Check for slugs As June has been one of the wettest on record, it’s worth checking plant beds for slugs – especially if you’re growing vegetables. These critters have a sweet tooth for your vegetables, so keeping [...]