What To Do In The Garden In July

Wildlife

After all the dry hot weather that much of the country has experienced over the last few weeks, the lavender in David Coton's garden is at its most colourful and scented, he's cutting the flowerheads to make lavender biscuits or drying them for pot pourri. Here are more jobs you can do in the garden during July.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 29th of June, 2018.

What To Do In The Garden in June

Rainwater

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Sunday, 27th of May, 2018.

How To Water Garden Plants Throughout The Summer

Seeds

With a bit of luck, the summer might start soon and that means you may have to keep plants well watered throughout any dry period. David Hall has a few ideas on the most effective ways of ensuring your plants don't go thirsty.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 5th of June, 2015.

Hozelock Automatic Watering

sprinklers

Going away on holiday? Don't forget that your plants still need regular watering and Hozelock automatic watering is the ideal irrigation solution.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 23rd of July, 2014.

Planting Ideas for a Dry Garden

Irrigation System

Even though we've just emerged from the wettest year in the hundred years, the unpredictability of British weather means that we're probably in for a drought this time around. The good news is that, if you follow Nathan James Dodd's advice, your plot doesn't have to resemble Death Valley in a John Wayne western.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 21st of February, 2013.

Using Water Butts To Conserve Autumn Rainfall

Climbing Plants

You might think that Britain is drenched by a deluge of water throughout the year, but regular hose pipe bans prove otherwise. That's why we need to conserve the rainfall that we receive and Nathan James Dodd thinks the best way of achieving this is to use a water butt.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of October, 2015.

Hanging Baskets - Now Available!

water

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of May, 2015.

Container Gardening

Hanging Baskets

If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. David Coton considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 11th of May, 2015.

Orchid Plant Care Tips

Grow Your Own

Orchids in pots, especially the ‘Moth Orchid’ or Phalaenopsis, are widely available and popular gifts. Placed on a window sill, they bloom for long periods when pruned, watered and fed correctly. In this article David Coton share some important orchid plant care tips.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 20th of August, 2015.

How to Use a Water Butt to Conserve Water and Save Money

Compost

Conservation and wise usage of rain water is always worthwhile. Here's how a garden water butt can help.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 7th of January, 2014.

Plants for Acid Soils

Water Butts

Any soil with a pH below 7.0 can be defined as acid and although the number of hardy perennials that prefer this type of soil is limited, David Hall knows that you can choose from a large selection of some of our most attractive shrubs.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 22nd of February, 2013.