Category: Flower Gardening

September in the Flower Garden

September is the month to start tidying up in the garden and preparing for both the winter ahead and also for the next year. As well as clearing away dying annuals and tidying spent perennials, there is also propagating to be done to ensure you have more of those plants you love for next year. …

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Brighten the Summer Garden with Flowering Clematis

We cannot fail to love clematis. This showy climber produces huge blooms over a long period during the summer months, providing colour and structure to our borders. The clematis is a very versatile climber, growing well in both borders and containers and climbing up obelisks, trellis and pergolas. Here are a few growing tips and …

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Summer Flowering Bulbs for Outdoor Planters

Whether you want to add some color to herbaceous borders without taking up too much room or simply brighten up a corner of a patio, summer bulbs provide the ideal answer. This article will focus on planting summer flowering bulbs in outdoor planters and will include varieties particularly suited to this purpose. It doesn’t really …

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Gardening 101 – What Are Perennials?

Knowledge is the most crucial thing if you are aiming towards a healthy and thriving garden. Perennial plants are extensively used in gardens for landscaping. Their life cycle and growth pattern makes them a ‘must- have’ for every gardener. However, if you are planning to buy and grow perennials in your garden it is important …

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August in the Flower Garden

August in the flower garden can be a bit of a challenge. Summer is well under way and many herbaceous plants have reached their optimum flowering peak. You could be forgiven for thinking that this month is a month of tidying up. However, with a bit of forward planning and some gentle encouragement you can …

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Planting a Wildflower Meadow

I have a friend who is lucky enough to have a small field attached to her property. Once her old pony sadly died last year, she no longer wanted to use the field for grazing but decided she would like to turn it into a wildflower meadow. Many of our truly wild meadows are fast …

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Some of the Best Summer Annuals for Outdoor Planters

Sowing annuals in borders is an easy and cheap way of filling space during the summer months. These plants can either be sown as seeds earlier in the season or bought and planted as young plants. Either way they will keep on flowering right until the end of the season. The same thing can be …

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A Planting Scheme for a Summer Border

It is often difficult to keep the borders in your garden looking good all summer. Roses are at their best in high summer and then look tired after flowering, other perennials only flower for short periods and then leave a gap in the border. A well known tip is to infill gaps in a border …

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Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color

Summer is here and it’s time to plant and enjoy the beautiful flowers that blossom during the heat of the season. A perennial plant is one that remains in the ground for two or more years and ultimately gives a garden its character. Most perennials spread readily, filling out gardens and providing a show of …

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How You Can Recreate Beatrix Potter’s Garden With Modern Plants

Beloved by so many and for such a long time, Beatrix Potter has left behind a legend that inspires wonderment in people all around the world. Her desire for a harmonious relationship between people and wilderness was easy to see in her gardens and in her many literary works. Creating your garden around what she …

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