August in the garden

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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

Gardening February


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