Gardening in June is a busy time for gardeners. The summer season will start on June 20th this year with the summer solstice giving us the longest day of the year. Flowers are in full bloom and the vegetable garden is bountiful with crops due to the extra sunlight and warmer temperatures.
Black spot on roses is a common disease which infects our prized and cherished roses. Diplocarpon rosae is a type of fungus which develops black spots on the leaves of roses. The leaves turn yellow and drop off weakening the plant and infecting nearby rose bushes.
Gardening in May is a busy time for flower and vegetable growers. With summer on its way, now is the perfect time to tidy up spring flowering plants, perennials and plant out summer bedding plants.
If left untouched, moss on lawns will continue to spread, taking over where your beautiful lawn once was. So how do you control the moss?
Moss will grow under the perfect shady, moist conditions. There are steps you can take to improve those conditions and take back control of your garden.
Ladybirds (ladybugs) are one of the best beneficial insects you can invite into the garden. They are a great biological, organic pest control, feeding on aphids. Having a garden teeming with ladybirds will help to maintain a healthy balance in your flower beds and vegetable garden.
Gardening in April is a busy time for gardeners with longer, warmer days. Flowers are in full bloom and fruit trees are covered in delightful blossom. With April showers on the way, garden plants are springing to life and that also means that weeds will start to take root in any place they can.
Friday, 20th of March is when the Spring Equinox will occur in the UK to welcome in the first day of spring, 2020. In other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, depending on where you live, it will occur on the 19th of March or the 21st. This year will be the earliest astronomical Vernal Equinox in 124 years. The last time spring arrived early was in 1896.
After a long winter of stormy weather, you may wake up one morning to find that your neighbours garden fence has blown over, exposing your property. What can you do if your neighbour refuses to repair the damaged fence?
Gardening in March is a busy time as the weather warms up. With the last of the morning frost and the arrival of spring, now is the time to start planting.
Growing vegetables in a greenhouse will give your seedlings the perfect environment to thrive. A greenhouse is useful for growing vegetables because it will allow you to plant seeds earlier in the season and protect them from garden pests.
If you live in a town house or apartment, it can be inspiring and fun to design a space for a home vegetable garden. With limited space for growing crops, use containers and vertical planting ideas in order to create a unique and versatile garden.
Spring bulbs herald the beginning of spring with a stunning burst of colour and fragrance. Say goodbye to winter and add some springtime cheer to your garden with these top 10 spring bulbs.
Spring is approaching and the first spring bulbs are emerging out of the ground. Gardening in February is all about preparing the garden for sowing and growing.
There are still plenty of jobs to do in the garden in January. Checking your plant supports and ties are still in good condition after the winter weather and preparing the greenhouse ready for the growing season are a great reason to get out into the garden.
Poinsettias are vibrant plants with brightly coloured bracts. They are often brought as Christmas gifts then disposed of once they fade, but can be kept and brought back to life next year.