Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs – When choosing plants for a winter container, see what is available in the garden. There are dozens of small flowering plants at this time of year, and while many are grown under deciduous trees, where they spread freely, many can also be grown in pots to add color inside the home.
An excellent example is Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite). It has bright yellow flowers offset by highly attractive leaves. You can also grow Cyclamen coum or its more tender relative, C. persicum. Cyclamen have sweetly-scented pink, red or white flowers through the winter months.
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
Chrysanthemums In The Fall Garden – Chrysanthemums show a wonderful diversity of colour which blends beautifully with the bronze and golden colors of fall. There are showy chrysanthemums for the garden, providing a wide range of marvellous colors. Ehey excel in the second half of summer and in early fall. That is when they really give the garden a lift. Continue Reading
It’s Time To Prepare Your Garden For Spring – Gardening in winter is crucial if you want to keep your garden healthy throughout the year. Protecting plants from the frost, harvesting winter produce and pruning dormant trees are all essential jobs to make the transition to spring and summer all that more easy.
As well as conducting essential maintenance, winter is the perfect time to take a look at your garden landscape and plan any changes for the upcoming year.
Do you need to rotate your crops? Perhaps your land is looking a bit barren, maybe some more evergreens would benefit for the following year? What seeds should you be ordering in? Continue Reading
Vegetable Garden During November – This month beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is all but emptied. However, there will be a few winter crops growing strong. Winter brassicas such as kale and brussels sprouts and beds of winter lettuce will provide a welcome taste of home produce during the winter months. There are still jobs to be done in even the smallest vegetable garden, there are some early varieties of spring crops to be sown and plenty of tidying to be done. So before you wrap up and head outside take a moment to read through this short list of essential jobs to be doing in the vegetable garden during November.