2nd Could 2017Garden TipsDaniel Carruthers

Pause to Admire the Tulips

It’s a extremely good 12 months for tulips – the cool nights imply that they’re lasting effectively – so long as you water these rising in containers recurrently.



Pinch out Now for Bushy Cosmos

In case you have grown cosmos from seed, or have purchased plug vegetation, it’s time to pinch them out to encourage bushy, sturdy vegetation. Pinch them out above their second set of correct leaves and they’ll quickly to ship out aspect shoots and flower their socks off all summer season lengthy.


Step this Manner

garden path

With the woodland space within the backyard wanting particularly beautiful proper now, it appeared wise to high up the bark on the paths that weave by means of it.  After the winter the present bark had rotted down and weeds had been beginning to seem.  As luck would have it, the native council selected to chop again the financial institution on the opposite aspect of the highway, together with a number of bushes and blew the chippings again onto the financial institution.  I checked with them they usually had been more than pleased for me to assist myself – in reality they supplied to blow some on to our driveway, however I needed to say no as a result of we had been going away the following day.  Nonetheless, a number of journeys throughout the highway with the wheelbarrow and the job is completed.  Contemporary chippings like this could solely be used on paths – if it was used as a mulch on the borders it will rob the vegetation of nitrogen because it decomposes.

bark chippings


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