August, what I consider to be one of the last summer months, is a quieter time in the garden however there can still be lots to do and see to keep you occupied and keep those fingers green. Again it’s a great time for making notes. Keep an eye on about what’s working and what’s not in your planting schemes ready to make the changes in the autumn / spring. August also sees one of the gardens I look after open its gates to the public. Please see NGS Yellow book for more details – Malthouse Farm, Nr Ditchling.
Plant of the Month – July
July can be a funny month in the gardening year, as the flush of flower from June fades. Often there can be a lull in a planting scheme before other perennials take over in August. However there are plenty of plants you can use to bridge this gap, so now is the time to take note and make a decision about what could be used to help fill the gaps in the planting scheme for next year.
Plant of the month – June
The first of the summer months should now be well and truly with us and all our gardens will soon be producing a profusion of colour, if they haven’t already. It’s a great month for planning, as you will see what works and what could be improved upon within your planting schemes. Take notes though as it’s easy to forget the decisions you make as you become distracted by the other jobs needed to be done in the garden.
Plant of the month – Tulips
Its Tulip Time – I know that Tulips have been flowering for a while however there are still some late flowering varieties that will take us through to mid...
Plant of the Month – April
Welcome back. April is a busy time in the garden as the plants keep sprouting from the winter dormancy and there is lots to be done in preparation for the summer months ahead. There are seeds to be sown and lawns to be mown, as well as lots to enjoy as the spring flowering plants really start showing themselves off.