What to do in your garden in May

Top 10 gardening jobs for May are:- -Prune spring flowering shrubs, such as forsythia, after flowering to keep them compact; -Plant out dahlia tubers and cannas after all risk of frost has passed; -Tie in the new shoots of climbing plants, including clematis, wisteria and honeysuckle, to their supports; -Continue sowing annuals, such as California […]

May’s plant of the month

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly known as Dicentra) is an herbaceous perennial forming a mound of divided, mid-green foliage. Commonly known as bleeding heart it has heart shaped, rose red and white flowers hanging from arching stems. It loves a sheltered spot in partial shade in moist soil. It grows to 1 metre tall and 1 metre […]

April’s plant of the month

Primula denticulata or the drumstick primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, with a rosette of simple leaves, with dense rounded head of flowers in pink, deep purple or white with a yellow eye on an erect stem. They like any aspect or soil and will grow in full sun or partial shade.   They are […]

What to do in your garden in April

Here are some jobs to do just now in the ornamental garden:- – Scrape away a layer of old compost of permanently potted plants and top dress with fresh compost; – Cut back perennials left with top growth over the winter; – Divide overcrowded clumps of herbaceous perennials and replant them; – Prepare ground for […]

What to do in your garden in March

Hopefully spring is now in the air! The top gardening jobs for March in the ornamental garden include:- – Scrape away a layer of old compost of permanently potted plants and top dress with fresh compost; – Cut back perennials left with top growth over the winter; – Divide overcrowded clumps of herbaceous perennials and […]