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1st September 2023
Perhaps you started growing cut flowers in lockdown, or you’re a seasoned grower with decade-old dirt under your nails. Cut flower growing is on the...
1st September 2021
Warm damp soils of September can get the weeds growing with gusto. It can also be a key time to catch weeds before they seed everywhere. In our...
30th September 2020
Roses were grown in ancient Babylon, and are depicted in tomb walls paintings in Egyptian pyramids built over three and a half thousand years ago...
3rd September 2020
September is a month when the garden relaxes into autumn and we appreciate the late summer bloomers that carry on through until the frosts. Don’t be...
3rd September 2020
It seems to have warmed up slightly over the past week, but the rain we've had means that if you can cope with the mess, now is a great time to start your autumn lawn care programme.
3rd September 2020
Consider wrapping plants such as new Cordylines, but not with plastic or bubble wrap as these will make them sweat and rot. Firstly tie the leaves together with string or raffia and then wrap with horticultural fleece.
3rd September 2020
Choosing and planting bulbs which will flower next spring and summer seems like ages away, and we haven't even put the garden to sleep. But planted now, you'll ensure you get some great colour in the garden, at a time when you'll really appreciate it.
3rd September 2020
Lee Bestall shows you how to top dress plants in pots and containers
3rd September 2018
I’d never used a long handled hand fork before, and thought them a little odd. But it wasn’t until I actually tried this tool that I discovered how much I like it. It’s easier to reach further into the border, and as it has a long handle, you can get a better leverage, making forking over the area easier. I was able to get in-between other plants easily and weed out the nettles which seem to have arrived with the horse manure!
3rd September 2017
This weeks video blog is how to lay a patio, and i had it easy as we called in an expert to show you how. He'll go through the necessary steps to constructing a well laid terrace, patio or in this case, series of transitional platforms (as the client likes me to refer to them as!).
3rd September 2017
Its at this time of the year when most people retire to the garden after a hard days work, or at weekends, but this is also the time of year where garden pests like to bathe in the garden too.
19th September 2016
Lee Bestall shows you how deep bulbs should be planted in this video, part of the This Month In The Garden series by Spear & Jackson
15th September 2016
Lee Bestall shows you what to do 'This Month In The Garden' in early autumn, including bulb planting and dividing perennials.
3rd September 2016
The bulb planter is one of those tools that many of us have, but only use twice per year. Mainly in September/ October when planting spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and alliums, or in may when planting summer bulbs such as gladioli. But have you ever used your bulb planter for planting bedding plants or small plants grown in 3 inch pots?