Practical Advice

Your Garden In November

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November is a ‘do or die’ month. The onerous first frost that gardeners mutter about signals the demise of all that’s tender. You can take a gamble for so long, but ultimately you must act if you want to keep certain plants.

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Your Garden In September

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I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here’s what your can be doing in your garden this month ….

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Your Garden In August

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August is a watershed month, a moment when our gardens reach their peak volume and visual strength before evaporating into the soft airiness of autumn. The name of the game is prolonging the summer display for as long as possible.

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All Hail The Tromboncino!

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Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Your Garden In July

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With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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Summer Containers – Four Recipes for Success

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Planting in containers is one of the most fun and rewarding activities one can do in the garden. Here are four examples to inspire your next summer container planting project.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

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April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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A Pot Display for Early March

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The wild weather has blown through and we’ve been blessed with a weekend of clear skies, fresh breezes and bright sunshine. It’s been the […]

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