Continuing on from last months’ theme of autumn, April is usually the month that we start to notice the beautiful colours of the autumn trees that are dotted around the countryside: shades of vivid yellows, oranges and reds highlighting the gardens that they adorn.
Autumn trees are grown for their beautiful colours, but just as importantly they are also grown for summer shade.
Much care should be taken with the selection of these plants as many are very large trees with invasive roots and need a large parcel of land … Read more »
Well here we are in another season and autumn brings with it the start of the cooler days and nights and the perfect time for gardening. There will be plenty of things to do with new planting whether tree, shrubs, perennial or vegetable and flower seedlings. I am often asked what is the best season to plant trees and shrubs into the garden and being a nurseryman I will say anytime is good as long as you maintain the plants with mulch and water if planting in the warmer … Read more »
Welcome to another year of gardening hints in The Triangle. I have noticed during the early parts of January that the media was announcing that 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 is likely to top that. So this year I will ensure that I give some great ideas that will help you on your way to success with the conditions we will be exposed to. The first cab … Read more »
With the ever increasing use of our outdoor spaces, the use of pots as a growing solution is becoming far greater than in previous times. The opportunity is right to offer some hints on how to successfully manage this form of gardening. Probably most important is to decide what you actually want the pots and the plants to achieve. Are they to be used for growing vegetables and some annual colour? Maybe a perennial and a shrub? Or, in … Read more »
As the warmer months progress there are a number of things we should be attending to in our gardens to prepare both ourselves and our gardens for the warmer months ahead.
If you haven’t already thought about creating summer shade in the garden, now is a good time to look at where you might need it, both for plants and just as importantly to shade the home.
Deciduous shade trees are an absolute integral part of the overall landscape of any garden. They not only provide a covering for some of the more delicate plants in the garden but also … Read more »
Gardeners will always tell you they have certain favourites in the plant world, and nurserymen, although spoilt for choice, will also have a group of plants that appeal to them. Without a doubt, some of my favourites are salvias, with their extraordinary diversity of colour and habit—over 1800 species alone, without new varieties that are added almost all the time. Already this year there have been several new varieties released, and they are … Read more »