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Get useful tips and expert advice from our regularly updated gardening blog. Our knowledgeable gardeners at Gordale are here to help you, whether you want to know how best to take care of your house plants, are trying to grow plants in your garden or need advice on keeping pests at bay.

Things to do in April

Spring is well underway with lots of plants starting to flower and everybody getting busy sprucing up their gardens for the Summer weather. Vegetable growing really takes off this month. Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, then maincrop potatoes in the second half. It’s also time to…

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Things to do in March

Spring is here and there’s lots of things to plant in the garden. It’s all in the preparation with lots of garden tasks to ensure a beautiful summer display. Plant summer-flowering bulbs. Top dress containers with fresh compost. Plant shallots, onions and early potatoes. If dry, mow the lawn (if required). Get on top of…

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Things to do in February

Get busy, spring is nearly upon us with the increase in light and temperature levels – so make sure you’re ready. Sew veg undercover. Chit potato tubers. Put a net over fruit and veg crops to protect from birds. Prune climbers, Wisteria and winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering. Cut back hardy evergreen hedges. Select…

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Things to do in January

Embrace the New Year. Now’s the time to get organised, so your garden will be full of promise in the coming months. Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding and then scatter on garden. Use flowering houseplants such as Orchids so your home doesn’t look so bare without those Christmas decorations. Generally protect your garden from…

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Things To Do In December

Why not create your own home-made decorations using holly and fir branches for beautiful table displays and decorations as there’s not much to do in the garden, but do keep a watchful eye on things. Merry Christmas. Check greenhouse heaters working OK. Prevent ponds and stand pipes from freezing. Prune open-grown apple and pears, but…

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Things To Do In November

Feed and water the birds. Keep clearing any fallen leaves. Raise containers onto pot feet to avoid waterlogging. Plant tulip bulbs for spring next year. Plant winter bedding. Insulate containers from frost. Use grease bands around trunks of fruit trees to stop moth damage. Prune roses to prevent wind rock. Dispose of excess debris unfit…

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