There is certainly less to do in the garden at this time of the year, which is just as well as there seems to be plenty to do indoors anyway! Something I have done this year to add some sparkle to my front garden is to ‘plant’ some lovely little white solar powered led lights… Continue reading »
Following on from my last post…the last few days have seen plenty of rain – where possible try to collect this in water butts cans, buckets etc. Plants really prefer this to tap water… There is a chance that for some potted plants, especially those in small pots with lots of leaf cover, even huge… Continue reading »
….WATER is the name of the game at the moment…as high temperatures have been with us for several consecutive days there really is a need to keep a keen eye on plants in pots, and make sure they don’t completely dry out…. !
Trialling this new product that is supposed to be hated by slugs and snails… Completely organic as made from sheeps’ wool –turned into small pellets – strong smell upon opening the bag – big advantage – as it breaks down as it is a soil conditioner and fertilizer – same colour as soil. Will update… Continue reading »
Dead heading….this is not a description of how you feel in the mornings! Dead heading refers to cutting out any flowers that have gone over, or set seed. As soon as a flowering plant is allowed to set seed, it will stop flowering – so if you want lasting floral displays throughout the summer, be… Continue reading »
Grey water should be used with care, but can be useful in times of water shortages. Plants can be watered with shower, bath, kitchen and washing machine water (from rinse cycles), collectively referred to as ‘grey’ water. It varies in quality and may contain contaminants such as soap and detergent. Fortunately, soil and potting composts… Continue reading »
Hello Full Frontal folks! We only have a month from today before the Britain in Bloom assessor comes to see us, and there are a couple of things to remember about keeping our plants looking great all over the summer. Really important is dead heading spent flowers (including their stalks)this will extend the flowering season… Continue reading »
Well, we now have the RHS assessor visit behind us, and at last some rain to help the plants along and fill our new water butts for us. Feels great to know that we have 1000 litres of free rainwater to water use now. Great time to take cuttings now. Be sure to choose non… Continue reading »