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In The Garden

November jobs in the garden with Martin

Posted: 16th November 2021

Beautiful autumn colours at RHS Harlow Carr - web

Hello everyone and hope you are all keeping well? Autumn is definitely with us now and after a late start, there’s now plenty of wonderful autumn colours to be seen in gardens and the countryside. Because it’s been a late season many flowering plants have also gone on much later than normal to give us […]

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Keep gardening – it’s only September!

Posted: 3rd September 2021

Pelargonium cuttings - main pic

The gardener’s diary with Martin Fish Pelargonium (geranium) cuttings can be taken now to produce strong new plants for next year. Select new shoots and trim to around 3 inches, just below a leaf joint. Remove the lower leaves and insert several into a 4-inch pot. Root them on a windowsill or frost-free greenhouse Give […]

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May’s garden

Posted: 17th May 2021

Main pic. Planting summer baskets (2) web2

The Gardener’s Diary After a very cold and dry April, I think we were all hoping that May would be much better, but so far, it’s been wet and cold and not good gardening weather at all. Everything is so far behind, but when the weather does eventually warm up, now that the soil is […]

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Still things to think about in December’s garden!

Posted: 17th December 2020

Poinsettia care - main pic web (2)

Jobs for the garden with Martin Fish If you buy or a given a poinsettia for Christmas, make sure you keep it in a light, warm position. The poinsettia originally comes from Mexico and need a little TLC to keep it healthy and growing. If positioned in a cold, draughty room or unheated conservatory it […]

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Jobs for August’s garden

Posted: 14th August 2020

rose head-head

Hello everyone, I can’t believe it’s August already – the months seem to be flying by! On the weather front, July was a bit of a mixed bag with some high temperatures, cool days, rain and wind. Having said that most things seem to be growing fairly well, although the breeze does dry the soil […]

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