Category: Maintenance

Gardening in April

Gardening in April

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.

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Garden law fence boundaries

Garden Law on Fence Boundaries

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?

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Gardening in january

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.

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Gardening In December

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.

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What to do in the Garden in November

As late autumn turns to winter, with colder, shorter days, there are still plenty of tasks to do in the garden in November.

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What to do in the garden in September

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.

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September Garden Pottering

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.

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August Garden Pottering

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.

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Garden Pottering in July

There’s plenty to keep you busy in the garden during long summer days in July. This is the month to be frequently deadheading flowers, lawn maintenance and cutting out new shoots on fruit and vegetable plants to encourage new growth and more crop yields.

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Garden Law, Know Your Rights

Here are some basic guides to garden law. You should always check with your local council before addressing any of these issues.

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Garden pottering in June

June is here and my garden has burst into life over the spring months. Time to start thinking about hanging out baskets overflowing with Begonias and tending to my vegetable garden.

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Garden Pottering in May

Spring is in full bloom and the garden is springing to life. Time to get out the May pottering check list. Houses plants need some love too and this is the ideal time to repot house plants in fresh soil. I like to give them a little day trip into the garden on mild days at this time of year.

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Lawn care, maintenance

“How to” for Lawns – Mowing

How often you mow your lawn will depend on a number of factors. Lawns should be mowed at least once a fortnight to keep them in check.How often you mow your lawn will depend on a number of factors. Lawns should be mowed at least once a fortnight to keep them in check.

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Choosing Compost for House and Garden Plants

The compost used for plants can provide the right growing conditions for healthy plants. Making careful selection of a suitable potting mix is vital. Knowing what is likely to be in a mix and why it is there helps to make a more informed decision.

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Garden Law, Know Your Rights

It is important to note that laws concerning property varies between different councils and certainly different countries. These are some basic guides to garden law. You should always check with your local council before addressing any of these issues. Guide to Garden Boundaries Garden boundaries are usually shared between neighbours. The title deeds to your […]

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