NOVEMBER GARDENING TIPS
Plant tulip bulbs now for a colourful display next spring. Arrange them in bold groups in borders or patio pots - dwarf, medium and tall gro...
OCTOBER GARDENING TIPS
Wallflowers, winter pansies, forget-me-nots, primulas and other hardy spring-flowering bedding plants should now be planted into well-prepar...
SEPTEMBER GARDENING TIPS
Harvest potatoes before slug damage becomes a problem. Leave them out for a while to dry, then store in paper sacks or boxes. Only store sou...
AUGUST GARDENING TIPS
Summer-prune espalier, fan-trained, cordon and step-over fruit trees. Check for any signs of aphids or caterpillars, and spray if required....
JULY GARDENING TIPS
Feed blueberries with an ericaceous plant food such as liquid seaweed, and harvest crops as they ripen...
JUNE GARDENING TIPS
Tie in sweet peas as they grow to ensure they don’t flop and break their stems. Feed them with liquid seaweed every 14 days to encourage goo...
MAY GARDENING TIPS
If you have viburnum tinus or viburnum opulus shrubs in your garden, check for signs of viburnum beetle grubs. The grubs start nibbling hole...
APRIL GARDENING TIPS
Plant hardy herbs like parsley, chives, lemon balm, sage and thyme for a supply of fresh herbs during late spring and summer. If you have la...
MARCH GARDENING TIPS
Remove the dead flower heads of daffodils as they fade, leaving the stems and foliage to die down naturally....
FEBRUARY GARDENING TIPS
Regularly deadhead winter pansies and other winter and spring flowering bedding plants to keep them flowering for longer - giving them a liq...