The garden in April

April’s a very busy month in gardening, there is so much work to do in the garden at the moment so I thought I would put together a blog featuring some of the jobs you can be doing during this time, just to try and help you all work out how to do things within…

Dividing ferns

Dividing plants in our gardens is an excellent and cost effective way of increasing our stock of an existing group of plants. For herbaceous plants, most people are used to using the method of diversion to increase their stocks but when it comes to ferns, they are too sure what to do So here’s a…

Pruning back evergreen ferns

Evergreen ferns are one of those mainstays of the garden, they provide a dark green back drop for many plants within the woodland and shady parts of the garden. Keeping them looking their best is pretty simple and is done ideally in mid spring, such as now. It’s best to do it just as a…

Moving self seeded plants

If you like me grow herbaceous plants amongst your roses, there comes a time with the self seeders that you need to take action and move them. Sometimes they grow at the base of the rose and this isn’t a good thing. It reduces the new growth the roses put on at the base throughout…

Things to do in the garden this weekend

Well I thought I would start up this to do list but do it on a slightly different slant. That being, showing you some of the work carried out by me and my team in the last week. Hopefully it will inspire you to have a go in the garden this week and have a…

Pruning Rosa Rugosa roses

Rosa rugosa group of roses are some of the hardest, toughest roses that we can grow here in the uk. They take north, south, east and west facing sites. Most soil types apart from very waterlogged soils, indeed, they will grow quite happily in pure sand on the high tide mark on the beach! They…