December jobs for the garden

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Gardening is not usually top priority this month with festive celebrations taking place. As long as you have protected your garden from the cold and finished pruning jobs such as freestanding apples and pears you can take some time to enjoy other peoples hard work in their gardens and the festive events they hold. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/our-top-winter-gardens https://www.hestercombe.com/event/father-christmas-somerset-2019/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-carols-in-the-garden-tickets-78352282787 https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/all-events/shopfest Make sure ... Read More

November jobs for the garden

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Autumn is ending and the weather is becoming increasingly cold as winter approaches. A lot of your time will be spent protecting your plants and structures from the cold weather. Some top tips to get your garden ready for winter. Clear up rotting plants and decaying leaves it will make your garden look tidier and can prevent the spread of ... Read More

What can gardeners can do to lessen our impact on the environment?

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Recent changes to our climate have meant shorter winters and warmer summers which will definitely affect our gardens and how we garden. Some growing seasons will be extended, which can obviously be a bonus but obviously that will bring mean more mowing, weeding and pruning jobs. Good for Greengage staff but not necessarily for our environment. As gardeners, we can ... Read More

October jobs for the garden

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October definitely can feel like a month for tidying and beginning the putting the garden to bed. It’s important to start preparing for frost and keeping on top of the fallen leaves even if it does feel like a never-ending battle. It is essential to ensure light is getting through to the plants and to prevent diseases spreading. It is ... Read More

Building a wildlife pond

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Ponds are a fantastic way of increasing biodiversity in your garden. It is not just aquatic species that benefit but also other species as they provide water during dry spells and shelter amongst the plants. They are really important for insect life, many species use ponds as nursery grounds for their larvae and provide food for predators. They can be ... Read More