Winter is history and the time has come to prepare your garden for spring. Whether you have a large garden with lawns and trees, or even a flat balcony, you can share in the joys of spring. To ensure a beautiful spring garden, there is a lot of preparation to do. The first step is […]
The sap flow in plants is decreasing rapidly and most plants are growing slowly. Luckily the 21 of June is already the winter solstice, with the shortest day and longest night of the year. After that the season starts turning back towards summer, spring approaches and sap flow increases. So if you are wondering what […]
AUTUMN – a busy time of year for gardening enthusiasts! The crisp morning air and longer nights is a sign that autumn has arrived in all its glory. To ensure a glorious winter and spring garden, there are many tasks to be performed in the garden. Trees and shrubs Contrary to belief, plants […]
By Anna Celliers Edging flower beds and pathways attractively and neatly is as important as hemming a dress or framing a picture – it adds the finishing touch to a garden. Some gardeners use edging materials as a tool to accentuate favourite plants and focal points or to display them to perfection, others use edging […]
Summer Lawn Q&A Question: If lawns are fertilised regularly, do they require mowing more often than lawns that have not been fertilised? Answer: Well-fertilised lawns are healthy and have a dense growth habit with a thick and even coverage. They’re also likely to have fewer weeds and other undesirable plants competing with the grass, so […]
There are 365 growing days ahead of us, which makes every day a garden day and every month a peak season. In this concise, month-by-month action plan (which you should really cut out and keep), we will remind you what to plant and do, and also keep you in touch with global trends for 2017. […]
When your winter bulbs have finished flowering and the leaves have died back it is time to dig them up and store them for next year’s season.
Spiking your lawn with a garden fork (known as ‘aerating’ the lawn) will boost its growth.
Now is the time to prepare your roses for the autumn flush.
All the lovely fragrances of spring waft along as the season gracefully bows in, the heavily scented blooms reminding me of English coffee shops and street kiosks selling great armfuls of flowers.