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    What to do in the garden in May

    After a really dry spring some rain has finally arrived, which has been a great relief for gardeners and their rather parched plants! There is lots to do in the garden at the moment so here are some jobs to be getting on with this month. Top 10 jobs this month Protect tender plants from […]

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    Plant of the month: Cow Parsley ‘Ravenswing’ (May)

    In May our hedgerows are alive with the beautiful sight of cow parsley. Recreate that wonderful ethereal feel in your own garden with some crimson-black leaved ‘Ravenswing’ (Anthriscus sylvestris). It’s lovely for your spring garden and ideal for arrangements too.  Cultivation notes Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Cut down to near […]

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    Plant of the month: Clematis (April)

    Clematis is one of the most popular garden plants for good reason; it is a wonderfully versatile plant can be grown on walls, pergolas, frames, in containers, or left to scramble through trees and shrubs. There are varieties for every aspect, and for every season. Cultivation notes Clematis need moisture-retentive, but well-drained soil. The herbaceous […]

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    What to do in the garden in April

    Spring is finally in here and the spring bulbs are in bloom. Expect the inevitable April showers this month but with lots of sunshine too. It’s an exciting month, with indoor-sown seeds well into growth, and it’s also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for any late frosts… Top 10 jobs this month […]

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    What to do in the garden in March

    At last spring is on the way. Usually we enjoy warmer days come mid-March, and the longer, sunnier days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to prep seed beds, sow seed, cut back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden.  Top 10 jobs this month Protect new […]