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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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September’s plant of the month

September’s plant of the month is Echinacea pallida. Echinacea pallida is a tallish coneflower growing to 1.2 metres with distinctive pale pink flowers.  The petals are long and linear and reflex to droop down from the brown cone.  It loves … 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 herbaceous … Continue reading

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August’s plant of the month

August’s plant of the month is Crocosmia. Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer.  They are a perfect addition to the late summer border providing pops of hot colours in … 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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