August Garden Maintenance Jobs

a spray of water over pink flowers in the garden

Now 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 are … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month for August: Rosa Zephirine Drouhin

Rosa Zephirine Drouhin is my favourite climbing rose, for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s virtually thornless, making it an ideal choice for a family garden, or for planting near a frequently used door or pathway. One of the few roses that will thrive in a shady spot, it requires very little attention, is easy going about pruning and is … Read More

Weeding Advice for the August Garden

Have you noticed what a good show the weeds are putting on this year? The wet, warm summer we’ve so far had has encouraged growth and weeds have just loved it. So, what’s to be done about them? Very simply, weeds are uninvited guests in the garden. They can quickly take over at this time of year, so it’s important … Read More