Garden Corner – September

Jo’s Garden Corner – September   Start your compost going by buying a compost bin or building a partially enclosed and easily accessible area for a heap. It is essential to replace the goodness in soil and autumn produces quantities of garden waste that...

Garden Corner – August

Jo’s Garden Corner – August   The most important thing this month is to enjoy your garden; heady scents, glorious colours, an abundance of fruits and vegetables and hopefully more sunshine. What could be more enjoyable and satisfying than surveying the...

Garden Corner – July

Jo’s Garden Corner – July   Carry on pruning shrubs that have flowered and feed them with an all-purpose plant food. Pinch out chrysanthemum shoot tips to encourage more flowering stems; cut down the stems of lupins and delphiniums and apply liquid feed to...

Garden Corner – June

Jo’s Garden Corner – June   A constant task at this time of year is deadheading – remove spent flowers from containers, pots, hanging baskets, beds and borders and feed them all occasionally with liquid feed. Deadheading diverts energy from producing...

Garden Corner- May

Jo’s Garden Corner – May   Beware treacherous late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until the middle of the month and even then be prepared to cover it if...