August Garden Maintenance Jobs

Now that the holiday season is upon us, if you’re planning on going away, don’t forget to leave arrangements for the garden. Plants grown in containers need water – a lot! If you can ask a neighbour to look after your pots while you are away that is ideal; if not, consider investing in an automatic watering system. These systems … Read More

July Garden Maintenance Jobs

This is a good month to trim conifer hedges to keep them under control, being careful not to disturb nesting birds. Conifer hedges have received a bad press recently, mainly because of the notorious Leyland cypress. It can grow very tall very quickly and is too vigorous for a small garden; if neglected, it can quickly become a nuisance. As … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Phlox paniculata ‘Eva Cullum’

Phlox paniculata Eva cullum

Phlox paniculata is a garden classic, considered by many people to be the backbone of a summer border. The variety ‘Eva Cullum’ has particularly striking bright pink flowers that last through to mid-autumn. It has a heady scent that will attract butterflies and bees and is an excellent plant for cutting. Partner with penstemons, roses and hardy geraniums for a … Read More

Tips for Watering Your July Garden

Midsummer, and the garden is awash with colour. There is always plenty of work to be done, but make the most of the long summer evenings, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labours earlier in the year. At this time of year gardens are not only full of colour, but the scent of flowers such as roses and sweet … Read More