Watering

Between Christmas and Easter is the time that you are most likely to overwater your houseplants. The central heating is toasty, they may be showing signs of growth, you are stuck indoors with not much to do. But be careful, they can’t cope with extra water at this time of year. The light is not …

Rain

As a self-employed gardener it is sometimes a bit of a gamble as to whether I can work in the rain or not. These are the things I have to weigh up as I gaze out into my garden: Where am I working ? Some gardens drain very fast, some have heavy clay and remain …

Winter jobs

Winter is often the busiest time in the garden, when it is prepared for spring and summer growth. This is the time to address perennial weeds like brambles and bindweed. Cut back and mulch perennial borders; clear and edge paths and beds. Smaller shrubs and perennial plants are often best moved when dormant, and of …

Bins

Green waste bins are not being emptied between January and March 2020. If there is an overflow of rubbish and you can’t get to the tip, I  will take it away or arrange a temporary compost heap in your garden. The rubbish can sit in a corner out of sight or in a tip bag. …