Gardening in September is the time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable this month, from mild warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden in September.
August is a busy time for gardeners. With the hot summer weather beating down on the garden, watering and maintenance are essential jobs. Watering potted plants and vegetable patches along with keeping ponds and bird baths topped up with water. Pruning, weeding and harvesting summer fruits and vegetables.
Gardening in July brings longer, warmer days that continue late into the evening. This is the perfect month for pottering in the garden after work, hosting barbecues, garden parties and splashing in the pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter should not put you off enjoying the beauty of plants. Bring the outdoors in with a floral winter centrepiece. You can buy ready made displays or get creative and combine your favourite winter bloomers in a decorative container
There is still plenty to do in the December garden and as we approach the shortest day of the year, the weather can be quite crisp and chilly. Time to wrap up warm and prepare to prune and prep the garden for next Spring.