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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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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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April’s plant of the month

April’s ‘Plant of the Month’ is Primula denticulata (also known as the drumstick primula). Primula denticulata is an herbaceous perennial growing to 30cm. It has oval leaves with white, pale or deep purple flowers with a yellow eye.  The flowers … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in April

Top gardening jobs for April are to:- Deadhead daffodils as the flowers fade; Divide clumps of snowdrops and replant them as their flowers die back; Freshen up patios and decks by washing them down with a pressure washer; Place plant … 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 in height. It is … Continue reading

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What to do in your garden in March

Hopefully spring is now in the air! The 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 … Continue reading

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