Useful tips and expert advice

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 May

Get set, as well as looking good, make sure your outdoor space is ready for lots of al fresco dining this summer. Be mindful of late frosts and protect where necessary Earth up potatoes and plant any remaining Mow lawns weekly If possible, collect rainwater and try to use the water for garden irrigation Keep…

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Get Your Garden Summer Ready with Gordale!

As soon as the temperature warms up, we all head outside to soak up the sun – however short-lived it may be this time of year! If your garden is in need of some TLC after a neglectful winter, we’ve got some top tips for making it quicker and easier so you can spend more…

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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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