January can tend to be the coldest month of winter and it may seem that you can do little in your garden in the dull month, however as the days starts to lengthen, your garden slowly starts to grow again. This is the perfect time to take advantage and start ordering all the plants and seeds you will need for your spring/summer garden.
Below are some January gardening tips to put on your to-do list!
With the shortest day of the year approaching in December, you will need to start digging and tree pruning to keep warm outside. Check your winter protection and if you have a greenhouse make sure the heater is working. Hopefully there are not too many jobs left to do this year so you’ll have time for some fireside garden planning.
1. Check that winter protection structures are still securely in place
With wind and rain increasing, tender plants will need protection from; frost, gales and freezing rains. It’s time to move plants into the greenhouse, or into sheltered spots. If not, it’s worth wrapping plants or pots. Winter is also a difficult time for birds, remember to leave some water and food.
1. Clear away fallen leaves, especially from lawns, ponds and beds
2. Prevent water logging by raising containers onto pot feet
With brief spells of warmth over September, autumn has noticeably approached us. It’s a beautiful time of the year and although it’s getting colder, it’s still a pleasure to be outside and watch the trees change colour. When the wind is constantly blowing leaves onto your lawn, it may seem pointless to rake. However think of the lovely leafmould you can make! Now is the perfect time to start your preparation for the early fros...
September is usually a cool and breezy month in comparison to August and the days are getting noticeably shorter. There may be little to do in the ornamental garden, however at this time of year you’ll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest from your fruit or vegetable patch (if you have one). It’s also the perfect time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year. You can also collect seeds for next summ...
August – usually – is one of the hottest months of the year. This makes watering plants fundamental to keeping your garden fresh and healthy. If you’re on holiday in August, don’t worry! Just remember to ask a friend or neighbour to water your plants for you. When you’re at home, take the tome to prune summer-flowering shrubs.
Here are 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden for the following months:
As summer is the hottest month of the year – if we’re lucky – many of us will find ourselves outside. Here are some top tips in insuring you get the most out of your garden this summer, without your plants suffering.
Place conservatory plants outside.
Check clematis plants for signs of wilt.
Water tubs and new plants. Remember to be water wise and use recycled water when you can!
We, at Landscape Plants, have been waiting to say this all year… it’s summer (almost)! As the longest day of the year is in June, it is important to remember extra sunlight and warmth encourages bursts of growth in your garden. However, that means weeds!
Here are our Top 10 tips for controlling your garden this month:
Regally hoe boarders to keep down weeds.
Water your plants – especially in drought-affected areas.
Summer is well and truly on its way! Here at Landscape Plants (Cleobury) we are ready for some warm weather and sunshine! As bulbs tend to fade and herbaceous borders grow incredibly quick, it is now clear summer is approaching. Sowing and planting bedding can begin, depending on the weather of course! It's also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime.