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BBC Good Food summer show and Gardeners World live is taking place at Birmingham NEC between 16 – 19 June. Special offer tickets are available until 1st February which save 30% of normal ticket cost. Concessions for over 65’s are available with the 30% discount.Tickets give entry to both shows for one fee. NB Remember to add use code GWR 4 at checkout.
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Remember special offer tickets are only available until 1st February.
My first task every few days is to cut back the hanging baskets. Remove all dead foliage to encourage another display of flowers. They may be not as vigorous in growth but dead heading foliage will encourage more flowers before the frost comes. Continue reading
Thank you everybody who supported our open garden day and for the donations received from U3A members and friends who couldn’t attend the event. The final amount collected was £536.30 which has been sent to the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity .
Deadheading! Don’t forget to cut back perennials and deadhead all dead flowers – this will encourage more flowers and prevent the plant making seeds. You can also prune lavender and rosemary after it has flowered. Cut to the dead wood to ensure plenty of flowers next year. The garden will start to look a bit tired now but following these tips will keep it alive that bit longer. You can continue to cut the lawn and rake and spike it to keep the grass healthy. You can stop feeding now until late September. Continue reading
Norman’s amazing garden with its many surprising features and tropical plants was open again this year. The weather was good and although attendance was down on last year the event raised over £500 for Clatterbridge Cancer Research. Norman thanks everyone for their donations and support. Here are some photos of the event. Ed.
Hello Gardeners. After what seems a long winter there’s nothing like seeing your garden spring back to life. However, newly formed shoots on your hosta’s and blossoming flowers are heaven to slugs and snails; not only do slugs munch through your seedlings in minutes but they can destroy your hostas in a few days. Continue reading
When March arrives you should see robins,sparrows, and blackbirds flying across your garden with twigs leaves and moss that they are using to build their nests. I have started to help them by leaving moss, twigs and dried leaves by the feeders. Put out some nest boxes. Choose somewhere sheltered and you will soon have a family of birds in your garden. Continue reading
Hello fellow gardeners. As the first signs of spring arrive with some bulbs starting to show your garden will welcome a spring clean. February is the best time to prune shrubs and climbers and evergreen hedges will all benefit with a trim. If you have wisteria its the best time to prune to encourage new growth. You can also redesign the garden making some changes to the borders by splitting and moving perennials. Continue reading
Gardening in October is entirely dependent on the weather. If there’s an Indian Summer, there is no better time of year to be out in the garden. Continue reading
Sorry I’m bit late with my garden page this month – have been enjoying a break in London with a visit to Windsor castle. Hence my garden was neglected and this morning I have been deadheading and tidying up the borders. I noticed all my potted plants full of weeds. Continue reading
Hello Everyone. July is one of my favourite months. Most of the perennials are in flower and Dahlias are starting to come into flower so while its time to sit back and enjoy the garden there are some jobs you will need to do. Continue reading