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In The Garden

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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So busy in July’s garden!

Posted: 16th July 2022

Pelargonium cuttings - main pic

 The gardener’s diary with Martin Fish Keep deadheading roses as the booms fade. Individual flowers can be snipped off or where they are in a cluster, cut the stem back to a bud, to encourage new growth and more flowers. July is the ideal time to trim hedges now that the birds have finished nesting. […]

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May’s jobs in the garden

Posted: 3rd May 2022

Support perennials - web

The gardener’s diary with Martin Fish If you are planting out vegetable plants or shrubs and perennials into the garden, make sure they are well watered in, especially if the soil is dry. Don’t plant bedding plants or put hanging baskets out until the danger of frost has passed. Sweet pea plants can be planted […]

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Plenty to do in March’s garden

Posted: 16th March 2022

Pruning dogwoods web

The gardener’s diary with Martin Fish Early to mid-March is the perfect time to lift and divide established clumps of perennial. This rejuvenates the plants and provides you with more to spread around the garden. Have a tidy through the borders to remove any weeds that have grown over the winter months, so that you […]

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January jobs in the garden

Posted: 24th January 2022

Witch hazel web

Hello and Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope that 2022 is a good year and life can gradually get back to normal, whatever that is! After the unseasonably mild weather over Christmas and New Year, it’s now turned much colder with some heavy frosts and as I sit in my office looking towards […]

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Sue Sinclair, Hutton Rudby Garden Club