August is a strange month in the garden. It’s somewhere between summer and autumn – the Welsh name for July, Gorffennaf, literally translates as “end of summer”. The early mornings have that smell, the feeling that change is in the air and that is reflected in the garden.Continue reading...
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16 Aug 2019
Published: 16 August 2019
15 Jul 2019
Published: 15 July 2019
July is very much a month of keeping on top of the weeding alongside lots of deadheading flowers. This is simply done by pinching or cutting the faded blooms from the flower heads just above the first set of full healthy leaves. Not only do the spent flowers spoil the appearance of a border, regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and encourages more flowers.Continue reading...