These are among the most dramatic and rewarding garden plants, lifting your eyes skywards as they reach towards the sun. They are ideal for beautifying walls, fences and ugly outbuildings, and can also be draped over pergolas to provide welcome shade, or used to carpet banks. Some have spectacular flowers that emerge in spring and can be deliciously scented. Others are grown for their leaves, while the evergreens provide year-round interest.
Clematis. There is a clematis for virtually every season of the year. All the following, group 1, flower during the spring on the previous year’s growth. Prune the bushes after flowering.
Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away. Continue Reading
Placing a wooden fence around your home or business has many advantages. A fence can be a great way to keep out criminals and burglars. It can also keep children or pets safe as well as maintain privacy from peering eyes.
Fence companies offer many types of garden fences you can choose from. While many people get vinyl or PVC fences because they have a low cost and are easily maintained. However, they do not look nearly as good as a wooden fence.
If you are going to install a wooden fence around your home or business, you want to make sure that you follow all of the right steps and do it correctly. Here are some tips to help you put up your fence:
Garden Jobs In May – May usually brings out the best weather for gardening – it is not too hot or too cold; just right to begin planting vegetables and flowers that will reach their peak in summer. Continue Reading
Early March Gardening – March makes for the perfect time for gathering in bedding and patio plug plants and seedlings, to give you the biggest and best bedding displays ever! Pot up and plant out after the frosts have disappeared over the next few weeks to give you the best results this summer. Don’t forget all the essentials you’ll need: pots, seed trays, labels and the all-important compost! Continue Reading
Plants And Jobs In January Garden – Now that Christmas is over, us gardeners are resigned to a couple of months of dark cold days when the garden looks very sparse, before new plants and shoots begin to appear. However, there is always something you can do in January, even if it’s indoors. Take stock of your January garden and do some planning for the year ahead. Look through seed and plant catalogues. Sketch out a plan for this year’s vegetable patch and decide what you will grow. Outdoors, now is a good time to get on with a bit of garden maintenance while shrubs are bare and borders have died down and you can see clearly what needs to be done. Continue Reading