GP Garden Services

January

January

The winter months give you the opportunity to see the bare skeleton of your garden before all the perennials and new leaves emerge   Prune trees Repair and re-shape lawn edges Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds Ventilate the...

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February

February

Keep an eye on trees and fences during ‘annual’ high winds – any emergencies out of hours – don’t be afraid to call us  Prune trees Prune  trees and wisteria Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering Clear remaining dead...

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March

March

“GP Garden Services Maintenance schedules begin for another season”   Protect new spring shoots from slugs Hard prune any old hedges Plant summer-flowering bulbs Prune your repeat-flowering roses and remove dead or frost damaged...

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April

April

“Start to imagine long summer evenings in the garden!!”   Keep weeds under control Protect fruit blossom from late frosts Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds Feed hungry shrubs and roses Sow new lawns or repair bare patches Prune...

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May

May

If you haven’t already, remove all garden furniture from winter storage – clean & apply stain/preserver etc.. – contact GP Garden Services for advice or assistance   Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month Collect...

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June

June

Rake, thatch and aerate lawn Dig borders regularly to keep down weeds Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Put summer hanging baskets and containers outside Cut lawns regularly Plant out summer bedding Stake tall or floppy plants Prune...

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July

July

Enjoy the long evenings in your garden – consider sitting out even later next to the warmth of a Chimnea or similar   Place conservatory plants outside now that it is warm Water tubs and new plants if dry Deadhead bedding plants and...

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August

August

Prune Wisteria Deadhead flowering plants regularly Remember to water your garden plants, particularly  containers and new plants – (preferably with stored rainwater) Collect seed from favourite plants Lift and pot up rooted strawberry...

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September

September

Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain water if possible Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autum...

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October

October

Clear up fallen autumn leaves regularly and compost them Cut back perennials that have died down Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into the greenhouse Harvest apples, pears & grapes Prune climbing roses Order seeds for next year...

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