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In The Garden

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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Jobs to keep you warm in December’s garden

Posted: 6th December 2021

Frosted kale web

Well, the weather has certainly changed over the past couple of weeks. After a long and mild autumn with some wonderful autumn colours, winter suddenly arrived with storm Arwen with its gale force winds that caused damage across the country. Since then we’ve had some very frosty days and many places have had several inches […]

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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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