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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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Trades Awards 2019 Winner!

We are pleased to announce that we won the Garden Design and Landscaping category sponsored by STV at the Trades Awards on 7th June 2019 at Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen.  Thanks to all our clients for their support and also … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in June

Some gardening 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 … Continue reading

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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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May’s plant of the month

May’s plant of the month is Syringa vulgaris or the common lilac. Syringa are deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves and conical panicles of small, very fragrant,  tubular white, pink or purple flowers in late spring or early summer.  They … 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 shoots of climbing … Continue reading

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April’s plant of the month

April’s ‘Plant of the Month’ is Narcissus ‘Jet Fire’.  Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ is a daffodil which grows to 20cm in height.  It has narrow, bright green leaves and flowers 7cm in width, with bright yellow, slightly reflexed petals and a bright … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in April

Here are some jobs to do just now in the ornamental garden:- 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; Divide … 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 often marked with … 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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What to do in your garden in January

It’s January and the start of a new gardening year. Despite the wintery weather here are some jobs you can be doing in your own garden this month:- Complete winter pruning of fruit trees; Prune wisteria shortening summer pruned shoots … Continue reading

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