August jobs for the garden

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dog and hosepipe
August is a month where your garden should be being well used. There is plenty of time for school holiday fun with paddling pools. Plan some summer drinks parties and serve up some fresh produce on your plates when you are dining al fresco. Watering Watering is a priority on days when no rain is forecast. Fruit and veg plants ... Read More

No dig gardening

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Charles Dowding
We were incredibly fortunate to be given tickets to go and see Charles Dowding give a talk in Corsley Reading Room about the work he is doing at his Somerset home on ‘no dig gardening’. It was a really interesting talk on a subject we have been researching and experimenting with and naturally we took the opportunity to ask him ... Read More

July jobs for the garden

Greengage TeamMonthly jobs for the garden

bbq
Barbeques, sunbathing and reading your book all come to mind as key July jobs. It is very important to make sure you enjoy your hard work and think about how you want your garden to look this time next year. Take note of what has and hasn’t worked and plan accordingly and if you need a little help or inspiration ... Read More

Nature based play

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mud kitchen
With a growing tendency for children to be fixated with screens and obesity rates increasing, gardens and gardeners can play a role to encourage children to get outside to access nature and do some serious active playing. Not only will they have a great time but active children become active adults and an early introduction to nature and conservation will ... Read More

June jobs for the garden

Greengage TeamMonthly jobs for the garden

daisy
Summer is here and hopefully it will be a perfect month for gardening with long sunny days and plenty of time to get out in your gardens. By now you should have plenty of flowers in full bloom. Deadheading and cutting back any ones that have flowered will encourage plenty of new growth in many plants such as Roses, Delphiniums, ... Read More