Tips for Hot Weather Watering

How are your plants surviving in this fantastically, hot weather? You may be struggling to water your plants as often or as much as you would like but do not despair as there are steps you can take to water more effectively in hot weather.

Should you deadhead your Rhododendrons?

Deadheading prevents the flowers from going to seed and rhododendrons should be deadheaded too in order to give the plant energy for more flower production next year. Deadheading will also give your rhododendron a tidier appearance until next year's flowering period.

99p Compost – too good to be true?

In every garden I visit, there are bags of Aldi UK's 99p compost lying in wait! Don't be afraid to use this thinking it might be too cheap to be true - it's perfect as a Spring mulch for all around your borders.

Forgotten Bulbs

I had some bulbs lying around that I had forgotten to plant in the Autumn so I planted them in this planter on 22nd February and, a little later than would be seasonal, they are just glorious! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

A Perfect Circle of Soil

If you are trying to achieve that perfect circle of soil around the base of trees, use an old hula hoop. If it won't fit over the top over your tree, just snip it so you can flex it round the base. Easy when you know how!

Daffodil Daft

Some gardeners find daffodil leaves to be a bit messy looking though after the flowers are gone. So what do you do neaten them up: cut them in half, bend them over and tie them together? No!!! Read on to find out what you do...

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