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In The Garden

Get busy in May’s garden

Posted: 8th May 2023

Main pic. Planting summer baskets (2) web

Apologies for being late with the May newsletter. It’s been on my list of jobs to do for the past couple of weeks, and here we are now on the 8th May and I’m only just doing it! Over the past few weeks Jill and I have been trying to play catch up in the […]

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It’s all happening in April’s garden

Posted: 10th April 2023

Chit potatoes - main pic web

After spending January and February in New Zealand I was really looking forward to seeing the last of the snowdrops in the garden on our return. Before we set off on our travels in early January the snowdrops were just starting to push through the soil with the promise of things to come. Unfortunately, when […]

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Jobs for January’s garden

Posted: 6th January 2023

Jobs for the garden with Martin Fish If your garden is lacking winter interest and structure, now is the perfect time to visit winter gardens or your local garden centre to buy a few new plants. Trees and shrubs with attractive stems or evergreens are perfect for adding winter interest. Before it gets busy in […]

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Jobs for November’s garden

Posted: 10th November 2022

Dahlias - main pic. web

After the hot, dry summer and early part of the autumn, at long last we’ve had some decent rain that has seeped in several inches and the garden now looks so much better as a result. However, when you dig down a spade’s depth in our garden, the soil is still very dry, so we […]

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Hot, hot, hot in August’s garden!

Posted: 16th August 2022

Established pelargoniums provide cuttings at this time of the year. web (2)

The gardener’s diary with Martin Fish After the very hot and dry weather in July, we’re still getting hot weather in August with hosepipe bans likely soon, so we’ll have to wait and see what we get? At the moment, even though we’ve had a couple of light showers, gardens are looking parched, especially lawns. […]

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