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LHNGS Newsletter November 2023

It’s hard to believe that we are heading towards the end of Autumn when less than three weeks ago we were enjoying weather hotter and...

Gardening Hints and Tips for September 2023

Mulch bare soil As crops and flowers are lifted and the ground becomes free, mulch it with 3-5cm of well-rotted manure, spent mushroom...

Gardening Hints and Tips for July 2023

Divide bearded irises Pinch out outdoor tomatoes when 4 trusses have formed and removed side shoots Watch out for pests and diseases...

Gardening Hints and Tips for June 2023

Water new and young plants as necessary Watch for pests and suckers roses Cut down faded bulb foliage Plant winter brassicas and protect...

Gardening Hints and Tips for May 2023

Prune spring flowering shrubs that have finished flowering Trim box and other formal hedging lightly Plant out dahlias at end of month...

Gardening Hints and Tips April 2023

Protect young plants from slugs and snails Deadhead daffodils Prune early flowering shrubs like forsythia Clean out ponds Sow leeks,...

Gardening Hints and Tips for March 2023

Weeding: Weeds will be growing as strongly as your plants, so keep on top of them before they can get a hold. Digging them up with a hand...

Gardening Hints and Tips for December 2022

Care for Festive Houseplants: Providing the right light conditions is the key to success. Poinsettias enjoy warm living rooms with no...

Gardening Hints and Tips for November 2022

Put away the lawn mower Clean the underside by scraping off dried clippings and make sure the collecting bag is empty. If it's a petrol...

Gardening Hints and Tasks for September 2022

Just a few jobs for September! Midsummer is when most of us tackle our hedges as the new growth begins to make them look untidy. If...

Gardening Hints and Tasks for July 2022

During dry weather, raise the blades on your lawn mower to allow the grass to grow a little bit longer. This will keep it greener and...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for June 2022

Apply and renew mulches. Mulching is good for the soil at any time of the year but it is especially beneficial in warmer weather as it...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for May 2022

Support your plants i.e. single canes for tall plants such as delphiniums, twiggy pea sticks for lower plants and circular wire mesh for...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for April 2022

April is a busy month for gardeners ! Here are just a few of the jobs you might want to consider :- Divide perennials Stake tall growing...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for February 2022

Prune late flowering shrubs - buddleja, caryopteris, ceamothus, hardy fuchsias, santolina, and leycesteria. These shrubs flower best on...

February Newsletter

Happy New Year to you all! Although I am writing this on a very cold, wet and miserable day in January the daffodils are already pushing...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for January 2022

Prune soft fruit. For gooseberries, redcurrrants and white currants, limit branches to about 5 and create an open bush. Shorten side...

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