Tag Archives: deadheading

5 ways to care for your summer containers

By | June 30, 2017

Summer containers are looking so good at the moment. Keep them flowering and continuing to look good from summer into autumn by investing some time and paying them a little attention. Choose and place your containers with care Generally, as regards size, the larger the container the better because they hold moisture for longer. What’s… Read More »

Dahlias give you parrots and sunshine in your garden

By | August 14, 2016

What are dahlias and where do they come from? The dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. It was introduced into Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and is named after Anders (Andreas) Dahl (1751–1789), a Swedish botanist. After a few decades out of fashion, dahlias are popular again. Dahlias give you parrots… Read More »

Garden jobs – small and large – in early August

By | August 3, 2016

Rain or shine, gardens keep on growing and garden jobs keep on coming. Early August, and the next few weeks, is all about keeping your garden and pots in good shape. Make sure plants have enough water: link up with friends and neighbours to water each other’s pots and gardens during holidays away. Keep on… Read More »

Hoe, water, deadhead and then relax in a (rattan) garden chair!

By | June 17, 2016

Keep the hoe moving Gardening’s routine creates the security for fruit and vegetables to grow in the best way possible. It provides the framework within which amazing and unexpected things sometimes happen. And routine actually cuts down the amount of work you have to do. That just has to be good! Keeping the hoe moving… Read More »

What is Miss Marple doing in her garden? Deadheading, secateurs

By | May 18, 2016

Miss Marple, one of Agatha Christie’s most well known characters, spends a lot of time in her garden in St Mary Mead. More often than not she’s deadheading her roses. It’s a contemplative, some would say boring, pastime and it allows time to notice things and to muse on what they might mean. Remind me,… Read More »