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Gerbera Designs blog

Welcome to my new website and the Gerbera Designs blog. Please have a look and I hope you enjoy the read. I will be updating the Blog regularly with my news including design tips, planting advice and trips to gardens.

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September’s plant of the month

September’s plant of the month is the Japanese anemone. Anemone japonica is an herbaceous perennial which is a vigorous and erect with suckering shoots and mid-green leaves with three oval leaflets. Branched stems bear sprays of semi-double, pale pink or … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in September

  We are nearing the end of the growing season but there are still lots of jobs to do in the garden – harvesting crops and preparing for next year. The 10 top jobs for September are:- – Lifting and dividing … Continue reading

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August’s plant of the month

Buddleja davidii or the butterfly bush can be an evergreen or deciduous shrubs with simple leaves and panicles of small, tubular fragrant flowers. It is fast growing – growing to 3m tall with long, arching shoots.  From late summer into … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in August

Flowers Keep your hanging baskets looking good with regular dead heading, daily watering and weekly feeding. Give Camellias some TLC with regular watering as they’ll now be forming next year’s flower buds. Dead head sweet peas to maximise the flowering … Continue reading

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July’s plant of the month

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ is a vigorous spreading perennial.  It grows to 60cm tall, with lobed foliage. It has bowl-shaped violet-blue flowers with a white centre, opening from early summer to the first autumn frosts. It is a repeat flowerer so no need to deadhead.  It is … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in July

Treat weeds in lawns and feed your lawn with a quick-acting summer feed; Keep sowing lettuce, radish and other salad crops for fresh supplies; Spray roses to control black spot, mildew and aphids; Continue to deadhead bedding plants, repeat flowering … Continue reading

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June’s plant of the month

June’s plant of the month is Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ . Commonly known as the plume thistle, this plant forms a clump of upright leafy silver grey leaves and stems with round, red-purple thistle like flower heads in summer. It will … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in June

It’s June and we are hitting the peak summer season in the garden. Here’s some jobs to be doing this month:- Plant out annual summer bedding plants in the garden, in containers and hanging baskets now the risk of frost … Continue reading

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May’s Plant of the Month

May’s plant of the month is Allium ‘Purple Sensation’. Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent. ‘Purple Sensation’ grows to 90cm, with short basal leaves dying down by flowering time. Flowers are small and spherical … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in May

Top 10 gardening jobs for May are:- ·         Prune spring flowering shrubs, such as forsythia, after flowering to keep them compact; ·         Plant out dahlia tubers and cannas after all risk of frost has passed; ·         Tie in the new … Continue reading

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