Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses
Roses are a fast growing plant and require a certain amount of maintenance to achieve a quality looking plant. Some believe that caring for roses is a delicate art, but really there are only a few important things to remember to ensure that your roses perform to their best each year Before we discuss how ...

Astilbe Fanal Plant Profile

Astilbe Fanal Plant Profile
SEE IMAGES OF ASTILBE  FANAL Astilbe Fanal Shape & Size Final Height: 50 – 70cm Final Spread: 50cm Growth: Fast Growth Rate. Astilbe Fanal plants are ideal for difficult sites in gardens. They need damp soil conditions to thrive and will be happy in a shaded spot Type: Herbaceous perennial Habit: Clump forming, bushy perennial ...

Aquilegia Plant Profile

Aquilegia Plant Profile
SEE IMAGES OF AQUILEGIA: Aquilegia Shape & Size: Final Height: 60cm Final Spread:  40cm Aquilegia Growth: Aquilegias, also known as Columbine are hardy plants with a delicate flower that blooms throughout the winter months. They come in a wide range of colours and they have the ability to cross pollinate which often gives rise to ...

Chainsaw Maintenance

Chainsaw Maintenance
Power tools, especially petrol powered and especially chainsaws require regular maintenance both for safety reasons and to ensure a smooth running & long lasting tool. Chainsaws are put through a lot of hard work and whether you can using them daily or just every so often they should always get regular maintenance First thing to ...

Garden Planters for shaded sites

Garden Planters for shaded sites
Shaded areas of gardens are always the most troublesome. The lack of sunlight means few things will grow there and the result is a patch of either bare soil, or soil that only weeds will grow. These areas of the garden can appear dull and lifeless and it may seem that there is little that ...

Sowing Lawn Seed – Ground Preparation

Sowing Lawn Seed – Ground Preparation
Like all things in life a good foundation is key to success. With lawns and plants it important to put in the hard work before you plant or sow. Lawn seed will establish faster and will grow to a better lawn if the soil underneath has been well prepared The is a job that can ...

Garden Furniture Care

Garden Furniture Care
As we come out the of the winter months and start to see the sun sneaking out from behind the clouds we might find that our patio furniture is looking a bit worst for wears. The winter rain and frost can take its toll on garden furniture and if you haven’t covered it up then ...

Planting your Flower Pots

Planting your Flower Pots
Container gardening ideas for seasonal planting scheme Spring Spring planting scheme for flower pots Spring colour can come in many forms but spring bulbs is a great way to add early colour to your garden and if you are well organised you can plant up flower pots in autumn to give you a colourful container ...

Today in the Garden – Snowdrops in Bloom

Today in the Garden – Snowdrops in Bloom
Temperatures are below normal and the frosty conditions are persisting across the country. But this has not stopped many of our hardiest plants from sticking their heads up above soil level and start to put on their first seasons blooms In the midst of the ice and the snow the most delicate of flowers have ...

Elder & Elderberry Wine

Elder & Elderberry Wine
We are all fond of our super foods these days, but did you know that our native elderberry is a superfood too? Elder berries are high in antioxidants and they are great at fighting away cold & flus. The elderberry is also high in Vitamin A and B So why not try and make your ...