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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Whitcombe'

Keeping your garden tidy after your bulbs have finished flowering

December 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

If you are the kind of gardener that wish to keep your garden extra tidy after you bulbs have finished flower one solution might be a bulb basket so the bulbs can be lifted once they have finish flowering moved to another location and allowed to die back naturally to create next seasons flower. If […]

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Problems with squirrels and rabbits with your newly planted bulbs

November 15th, 2018 · No Comments

If you love your spring flowering bulbs but are plagued by rabbits and especially squirrels digging up your newly planted bulbs then one answer is to plant them with a wire mesh over and around them to form a barrier against the feeding rodents – its quite a lot of work but its the only […]

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Keeping your garden tidy after your bulbs have flowered

November 15th, 2018 · No Comments

If you are the kind of gardener that wishes to keep your garden extra tidy after your bulbs have finished flower one solution might be a bulb basket so the bulbs can be lifted once they have finish flowering moved to another location and allowed to die back naturally to create next seasons flowers. If […]

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What to grow in your cold greenhouse in the winter

November 14th, 2018 · No Comments

What to grow in your cold greenhouse in the winter. Depending on the temperature the seeds might be a bit slow germinating and the cutting might take a bit longer to root than normal All best sown in pots ideally inside a small propagator within your glasshouse with some horticultural fleece on standby for the […]

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One day gardening course from GardenAdvice a great Christmas present for the gardener in your life

November 14th, 2018 · No Comments

One Day Gardening Course in your own garden Our one day gardening courses are run in your own garden by one of our gardening experts teaching you about your own garden and how to develop is making it more colourful and easier to maintain. Our courses are tailored to the requirements of the individual and […]

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Caring for Buxus Shaped Plants

October 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Buxus plants trained into shapes such as balls and cones, they do need a bit of special care. They can get a disease called box blight but this mainly seems to be on plants that are not cared for. The Box blight is a fungal disease that builds up on old foliage and starts to […]

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Creating A Mirco Clover Lawn

September 5th, 2018 · No Comments

Preparing a seed bed for a micro clover lawn The best time for sowing a microclover lawn from seed is in the early autumn from September onwards. The first task is to generally level the area and allow any weed seeds to germinate and remove these weeds by hand or spray them off with Roundup […]

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Flowers suitable for cut garden

September 5th, 2018 · No Comments

Bulbs Allium ‘Purple Sensation” Dahlia Gladiolus Tulipa ballerina Tulipa triumph white Annuals Ammi majus Briza media Ceanothus cynara Cosmos candy stripe Eschscholzia californica Hesperis matronalis Limonium latifolium Lunaria annua Nigella Zinnia ‘Sprite Mix’ Perennials Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ Anemone coronaria Astrantia Coreopsis moonbeam Delphinium Faust Delphinium Guardian Dianthus Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Trick’ Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ Echinacea […]

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Adding colour to woodland gardens

April 18th, 2018 · No Comments

If you are looking to create some colour in a woodland garden or border with a heavy tree canopy the GardenAdvice team have a few tips and tricks to keep help produce some colourful displays. It’s worth focusing on spring colour when planning a woodland garden or shaded border as a number of plants have […]

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Protect your garden against deer and rabbits

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

Rabbits, Deer And How To Stop Them Playing Havoc In The Garden In the past, in my various gardening roles, I have been lucky enough not to experience too many problems with bunnies and bambies. But for those not familiar with these pests, deer and rabbits between them will eat virtually every garden plant. From […]

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Plants for narrow garden borders

March 6th, 2018 · No Comments

Planting a narrow border can be a challenging project as not many plants are suited to grow in confirmed spaces whilst looking good. Listed below are a few explains of plants the GardenAdvice Team use when designing narrow borders cistus silver pink lavender munstead skimmia rubella anonomie queen charlotte pittosporum tom thumb Heuchera ‘Cherry Cola’ […]

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Ground elder in new and existing borders

January 8th, 2018 · No Comments

On the new and existing garden borders that contain ground elder if you install ground or weed sheeting covered by bark mulch that will stop the ground elder and kill it through lack of sunlight. You can plant through the sheeting with plants by cutting crosses in the sheeting and planting through the sheeting You […]

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Pruning climbing honeysuckle

December 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Over the winter months you can prepare your honeysuckle for new growth and new flowers in the coming spring. First prune removing all the dead diseased and damaged stems cut back some of the new shoots that were created in last years growing season. Once all the leaves have fallen off in December or January […]

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Overwintering Geraniums.

December 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Overwintering geraniums – As the season draws to a close its time to save you summer geraniums before the hard frosts arrive.To do this dig up you geranium plants and cut them back to the main structure of the plant just leaving a frame work of the larger branches.The softer grow removed can be used […]

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Getting Your Christmas Cactus To Flower.

December 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Treat them mean and keep them keen – A term not often used in relation to plants but in the case of a Christmas Cactus its the key to getting them to flower at the best.Ideally they need to be grown pot bound and slightly under fed so the leaves start to yellow in the […]

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Planting for interest near a privet hedge 

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Privet hedges are quite hungry and deplete the soil near to them of organic matter and nutrients so to grow plants near to a privet hedge you need to improve the soil with spent mushroom compost and a general fertilizer such Growmore fertilizer  Plants to consider planting near a privet hedge include the following cyclamen […]

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Plants for creating a seaside style garden 

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Plants for creating a seaside style garden  Tamarix Armeria griselinia littoralis festuca glauca elijah blue verbascum gainsborough echium vulgare Cordyline Australis Red Star Rosmarinus officinalis GardenAdvice one day gardening course for beginners designed to get you started in your own garden or makes an ideal christmas gift for the gardener in your life. For further […]

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Native bluebells 

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

There are two species of bluebell found in the United Kingdom. Native or British bluebell and non-native Spanish bluebell. Cross-breeding between the two species means you may spot flowers which combine traits from both. The easiest way to tell the difference between native and non-native bluebells is to look at the colour of the pollen. […]

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Mulching your garden borders

April 28th, 2017 · No Comments

One of the keys to creating a low maintenance gardening is to use mulches to suppress the weeds and reduce the need for weeding.  In areas that are predominantly trees and shrubs you can use a weed sheeting covering my bark chips or wood chip mulches. On areas that contain perennial plants it’s best to […]

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When To Prune A Passion Flower.

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Prune your passion flower is spring, when danger of the most severe frosts have passed.It is good to leave as much growth on during the winter to protect it from the weather even though it looks quite messy.Its hard to prune to any set format just follow the existing main stems and prune back to […]

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