Summer pruning in a flowering garden

Green Fingers   June, your garden is starting to peak. Beds and borders are full of colour and life. All the work you put into weeding and hoeing is now paying off. As shrubs and perennials fill out, there will be less and less weeding to do. Annual weeds are no longer a major problem…

Your garden likes to show off when May arrives!

Green Fingers   “The
 world’s
 favourite 
season 
is 
spring.
 All 
things
 seem
 possible 
in 
May.” 
–
 Edwin
 Way
 Teale   In May your garden starts to show what it’s really all about. Shrubs are a riot of colour. The new leaves on trees are almost see through when back lit by the sun and the colour so vivid. New life awakens. With all the new growth and the soil damp,…

Now is a good time to move those evergreens

Green Fingers   As our climate get milder, our season of autumn starts later in the year. It’s late September or October before the colour palette starts to change to the rich reds, golden yellows and deep oranges of autumn. September is an ideal time to plant evergreen shrubs and conifers, or to move established…