Winter can be challenging for wildlife, with food sources and shelter to protect against the harsh winter weather in short supply. Adding plants which sustain wildlife through these demanding months will both benefit birds and insects and create an inviting view to your garden.
Now is the ideal time to start planning and planting out suitable winter tolerant plants to add joy and cheer to your winter garden
As late autumn turns to winter, with colder, shorter days, there are still plenty of tasks to do in the garden in November.
November is here and with it comes the chance of early frost. The focus this month in the garden is protecting plants and wildlife from the cold winter months ahead.
Halloween is a great time to really have some fun with your garden. Get creative decorating the front of your house for trick-or-treaters. Having a theme will achieve a festive and inviting entrance. Incorporating seasonal plants into your design will create a stunning and unique entrance.
September is the time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month.
September is generally cooler as the weather becomes milder. This month is a good time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month from planting spring-flowering bulbs, pruning perennials and shrubs and a bounty of harvest in the vegetable garden.
August is the peak of summer making it one of the hottest months. Watering in the garden is a top priority. Using grey water or ideally rain water from a water butt is not only good for water conservation but also much better for plants.
October is the month when the garden really begins to show off those warm autumn colours. There are plenty of tasks to do in the garden this month.
October is a month bursting with autumn colours. The leaves begin to turn golden with warm orange, yellow and deep reds. It’s a palette of colours to inspire any landscape artist. There is still plenty to do in the garden in October. Time spent in the garden is mainly taken up with tidying up leaves …
Planning a seasonal garden is so exciting and satisfying when the palette of colours, shapes and textures all come together in an explosion of a botanical masterpiece.
Making a Sunflower den in the garden is a fun activity to do with children. Kids love planting sunflowers
Homemade fertilizers are a cheap and environmentally friendly way to feed your plants. It will encourage growth and crop yields and even discourage garden pests and plant diseases.
Hydrangeas are very floriferous from the month of May and give colour to the gardens for months. They will allow you to create beautiful flowering borders and even very beautiful hedges tinted blue or pink, or to ‘frame’ a house.
Annual plants are an excellent way of bringing colour into your garden and the best time for sowing them is in the height of spring from March to early June.