In October, David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that you should also now be planning ahead for next year.
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.
Autumn gardening is unfortunately about saying farewell to the warm summer days and Nathan James Dodd has a few suggestions on how best to prepare for winter.
Pear trees are second in popularity only to apples, and are just as suitable if you have a small garden. David Hall explores the best varieties to choose and how to grow these wonderful fruit trees.
The beauty of one particular Clematis has enchanted David Hall for many years, Clematis sieboldii or “Florida Bi-Colour” is his queen of the climbers and here he explains why it captivated him.
Whether you just have a hedge on one side of your garden or, like David Hall, a garden with laurel hedges on all sides, they will need to be pruned to retain their shape and density.
Hanging Baskets have just arrived in our garden centre, take them home and hang in a sunny position and they will make a wonderful display all summer. Nathan James Dodd thinks they're fabulous and explains why.
Roses are regularly voted the nation's favourite plant. With such a fantastic variety of colour, scent, size and habit, it's no wonder that there's a rose to suit every garden. Nathan James Dodd explains their enduring appeal and how to ensure a summer long display.
Nathan James Dodd waits for the leaves to fall from the trees before pruning, as winter is the best time of the year to prune shrubs and trees using clean sharp secateurs and loppers.
Pruning involves the selective removal of a branches from a tree or plant to improve its health and shape, encouraging it to grow, flower and fruit. Many gardeners find pruning baffling, so here's an overview by David Hall of a subject that can get over complicated.
Britain's place in the world was key to Victorian garden design. With an Empire on which the sun never set, it was natural that plants would be gathered from the furthest pink shaded corners of the globe. They would then be transported back to, and this is important, not only grand gardens but the modest plots of the burgeoning middle classes.
Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering cherry tree.