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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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June’s plant of the month

June’s plant of the month is Allium ‘Purple Sensation’.  Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with  linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem. ‘Purple Sensation’ is a perennial to 90cm, with … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in June

Some jobs to be getting on with in June:- Plant out annual summer bedding plants in the garden, in containers and hanging baskets now the risk of frost has passed. If you have them growing on in a greenhouse move … Continue reading

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May’s plant of the month

May’s Plant of the Month is Fritillaria imperialis or Crown Imperial.  Fritillaria imperialis is a fast growing bulb native to mountainous regions in Turkey, western Iran and eastwards to Kashmir. It is grown for its large and spectacular clusters of bell-shaped … 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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April’s plant of the month

April’s ‘Plant of the Month’ is Pulsatilla vulgaris (also known as the Pasque Flower as it blooms in time for Easter). Pulsatilla are herbaceous perennials forming clumps of fine leaves, with hairy bell-shaped or cup-shaped flowers. These are followed by … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in April

Top gardening jobs for April include:- • Keeping weeds under control by hand weeding, hoeing and mulching; • Protecting fruit blossom from late frosts; • Tying in climbing and rambling roses; • Sowing hardy annuals, herb seeds and wildflower seeds; … Continue reading

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March’s plant of the month

        Welcome to March! Our plant of the month is Iris ‘George’. This is one of the earliest flowering Iris. It has rich violet-blue flowers and sharply pointed pale grey-green leaves. It is hardy, growing to 12cm … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in March

Top gardening jobs for March in the ornamental garden include:- – Scrape away a layer of old compost of permanently potted plants and top dress with fresh compost; – Cut back perennials left with top growth over the winter; – … Continue reading

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February’s plant of the month

      February’s plant of the month is the humble Snowdrop. Snowdrop or Galanthus are dwarf bulbous perennials with linear or strap-shaped leaves, and solitary, often honey-scented, nodding flowers with 3 white outer tepals and 3 smaller inner ones … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in February

It’s February! Here are the jobs you can be doing in the ornamental garden over the weekend:- – Trim winter flowering heathers as flowers fade; – Cut back late summer and autumn flowering clematis to the lowest pair of strong buds; – … Continue reading

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