More September Gardening Jobs

A selection of ornamental grasses

There is a proliferation of gardening gadgets available for the time-poor technology lover. One of the most exciting has to be the robotic mower, which will not only cut the lawn but dispose of clippings by cutting little and often, leaving the cut grass on the lawn to act as a mulch. If you groan at the thought of cutting … Read More

Tasks to Keep You Busy in the September Garden

garden flowers including a large yellow sunflower

September is a wonderful month for gathering the harvest and watching rich autumnal colours develop. Whilst we can savour sunny days, gardeners are always planning for the future and you can start to think about shaping your garden for next year by planting new trees, shrubs and perennials. Late September is the best time for planting as the temperature remains … Read More

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

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

More Maintenance Jobs for your Garden in July

Onions growing in soil

Harvesting continues in the vegetable garden. Onions and shallots should be ready this month. Before you do this, bend over the tops to prevent seeding and to allow for maximum sunlight. After lifting, spread out under cover and dry completely before putting into store. Prune wisterias by cutting back the whippy growths made during the summer, so they are within … Read More

Maintenance Jobs for the 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

More Summer Garden Maintenance Jobs for June

lots of colourful flowers

It may be June, but there are still plenty of summer garden maintenance jobs to be done! Most shrubs in the garden are producing plenty of fresh, young shoots now and these are perfect for making softwood cuttings. Take a few shoots from the side of the shrub, where it won’t show, and take more than you think you will … Read More

June Garden Maintenance Jobs

pink flowers being watered with a watering can

There’s nothing better than sitting quietly in the garden in the evening enjoying the sights, sounds and fragrance of your own private space. But there are still plenty of June maintenance jobs to keep you busy in the garden!

What to Plant in your Garden in May

pink flowers

Now is the time to ‘change your bedding’! Spring bedding plants will soon be over whilst others are just gearing up for their summer display now. A wide variety of summer bedding plants are on show at nurseries and garden centres. If late frosts are forecast, those tempting tender geraniums and other non-hardy annuals are best left in the garden … Read More

Pruning Jobs for the May Garden

orange and purple crocuses

With all the freshness of spring and the promise of summer to come, many gardeners regard May as one of the best months in the garden. Make the most of the warmer weather to start getting ready for the summer months. Just taking a leisurely stroll through a garden can lift the spirits. It’s a great time of year to … Read More