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In The Garden

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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July’s gardening jobs

Posted: 3rd July 2020

garlic harvest web

After a wonderful April & May, the weather turned in June and we’ve had a mixture or sunshine, showers and some cool days, which was a bit of a shock to the system after the hot weather. The rain was needed for the garden though and fingers crossed we’ll soon return to warm, sunny weather. […]

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Gardening jobs for June

Posted: 4th June 2020

Tomato plants growing in large pots. web

Jobs for June Another dry month with very little rain in May, made even worse by a spell of windy weather that evaporated what little moisture there was in the soil. Make sure any newly planted vegetables, shrubs, perennials, or bedding plants are thoroughly watered in to keep the roots moist. Mulching is another good […]

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Pots & Trowels

Posted: 30th November 2019

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I’m really pleased to be working again with Sean Riley on our exciting new joint project Pots & Trowels. Sean and I first met many years ago when we both worked for BBC East Midlands Today when I was presenting garden features and Sean was the director. Earlier this summer Sean and I decided we’d […]

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A good all rounder with fantastic winter colour

Posted: 30th November 2018

Cotoneaster 'John Waterer'

Cotoneaster ‘John Waterer’  If you are looking for a large shrub or small evergreen tree that looks good all year round, then look no further than Cotoneaster x watereri ‘John Waterer’. It’s fully hardy, fairly fast to establish and only grows to around 5m when grown as a tree, making it ideal for gardens or […]

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