Monthly plants tips

Lush and Green Land

Simple Spring lawn care starts now....

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Bulbs Bursting With Beauty!

Now is the time to plant your Summer Flowering Bulbs for a glorious display of colour all Summer long.

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Jobs For January

January is a great time to finish off tidying your garden and starting to prepare it for the new year!

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Attracting A Variety Of Birds To Your Garden!

Different species of birds prefer different types of seed, so the best way to attract a wider range of birds to your garden is to supply them with a  real variety!

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Whatever the weather… – Notes From Boyd

As we put 2018 behind us it’s time to reflect on the gardening year and see what can be improved on for 2019 and beyond! Without any doubt the weather has been the dominating factor throughout the seasons.

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Jobs For December | Tips From Pete

As our Christmas decorations are going up, our gardens are winding down. Take a look at our Plant Manager Petes tips for preparing your garden ready for the winter!

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Hellebore ‘Christmas Carol’ For December | Jo’s Top Picks

Hellebore 'Christmas Carol' are perfect for low maintenance, cottage or woodland gardens. They give your garden gorgeous flowers from December through early March.

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Cornus For November | Jo’s Top Picks

Different varieties of Cornus have a range of leaves and berries, but it is their colourful stems that they are really known for! Take a look at Jo's pic for November for vibrant winter colour.

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Jobs For November | Tips From Pete

There is still plenty to do in the garden in November. Our Plant Manager Pete has a few tips to help you long.

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UPDATE! Weird & Wonderful Pumpkins & Squash – My Little Allotment

We LOVED Kirsty's, guest post that she wrote for us this spring! All about her plans to grow pumpkin and squash and the long list of varieties she wanted to try. We are so pleased that she has written us an update and provided us with beautiful photographs of the weird and wonderful pumpkins and squash that came out of her little allotment this season!

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How To Care For The Birds In Autumn (Part 2) – Notes From Boyd

Carrying on from where I left off last month... With nesting season a thing of the past, autumn is the perfect time to clean out the bird boxes, repair any damage and get them ready for spring.

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How To Care For The Birds In Autumn (Part 1) – Notes From Boyd

As the seasons slip silently and beautifully into autumn there’s a distinct change in the light, mood and atmosphere of the garden. It’s all change for the birds too as they start to migrate from the UK to warmer climes or arrive here from colder lands for the winter.

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Jobs For October | Tips From Graham

October is a good month to continue with the post summer tidy up and getting your garden ready for the colder weather. Our Assistant Plant Manager Graham has a few tips to help you along.

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Plant A Colourful Autumn Container

We caught up with Assistant Plant Manager Graham to find out how he pots up colourful, long-lasting autumn baskets and containers. Follow our 'How To Guide' to pot up your own stunning autumn container.

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Callicarpa For October | Jo’s Top Picks

Callicarpa are a real statement plant! They add a much needed splash of colour in the colder months with their stunning purple fruit.

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Make The Most Of Your Spring Bulbs

It may seem strange to start thinking about Spring as we are just heading in to Autumn, but now is the PERFECT time to start planting up your spring bulbs. Planted in to tubs and borders, and naturalised in to grass, these bulbs lay hidden until the spring when they bloom and provide us with a splash of gorgeous colour!

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Tips for Prepared Hyacinths

Hyacinths are not only a great splash of colour in late winter and early spring, but also highly scented! Take a look at our tips from Taylor's, our bulb supplier, for growing these gorgeous flowers!

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Strengthen your roots | Notes From Boyd

Without doubt this has been the most difficult year, weather wise, in the 30+ years that I have been working in garden centres. Snow falls right through to March followed by weeks of rain through the spring didn’t prepare us for the last couple of months of extreme temperatures and rain free days.

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Pansies For September | Jo’s Top Picks

Pansies and Violas are a great addition to any Autumn/Winter flowering display. They add a much needed splash of colour in the colder months.

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Jobs For September | Tips From Pete

Your garden is probably in need of a bit of TLC! Pete, our Plant Manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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Rudbeckia For August | Jo’s Top Picks

Rudbeckia are real showstoppers! The stunning daisy-like flowers really dazzle in the sunshine!

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Jobs For August | Tips For A Heatwave Continued

As the hot weather continues it is important not to forget your garden. In addition to regular watering your plants with also benefit form a good feed.

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Butterflies and Bugs… all are welcome! | Notes From Boyd

With the summer holidays in full swing this is a great time to encourage children in to the garden. If you haven’t been able to capture their imagination earlier in the year with tasty salads and vegetables then how about getting them to create wildlife friendly gardens. Butterflies – every child's favourite...

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Salvias For July | Tom’s Top Picks

Salvia is a gorgeous upright and compact perennial that looks great throughout July.

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5 Tips To Help Your Garden In A Heatwave!

Wow! What a start to summer! While we are all enjoying the great weather, it is important not to forget your garden. With just a few little tips you can help your garden cope in the hot weather.

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Jobs For July | Tips From Pete

What a GLORIOUS start to summer! Pete, our Plant Manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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Alliums For July | Jo’s Top Picks

Take a look at Jo's plant suggestion for the month of July, with tips and advice.

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Summer In Full Swing! | Notes From Boyd

Well that was a challenging spring in the garden. March arrived with a snowstorm that returned for a second showing in the middle of the month. Hilltop being, not surprisingly, on the top of a hill does seem to attract deeper snow than any of our other centres.

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Tips For June

The weather is warming up and summer is well on it's way! Take a look at our top tips for your garden this coming month.

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Herbie Time Again! | Notes From Boyd

As the smell of bbqs wafts across the nation now is the time to be creating a lush herb garden to provide you with delicious flavours – you’ll need something to mask the taste of the dad special... burnt sausage!

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I can see a rainbow! | Notes From Boyd

Planting a combination of evergreens, hardy flowering shrubs and bedding plants you can achieve the full spectrum of colours in your garden. Our CEO Boyd gives you all his top tips for creating a space full of vibrant colour.

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Lavender For May | Jo’s Top Picks

Take a look at Jo's plant suggestion for the month of May, with tips and advice.

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Jobs For May | Tips From Pete

Spring feels like it is finally here! Pete, our Plant Manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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5 Tips For Growing Tomato Plants

April is the perfect time for growing tomatoes. Take a look at our top 5 tomato growing tips!

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Lawn Care Tips

Take a look at our guide for taking care of your lawn this Spring!

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Jobs For April | Tips From Pete

Gardens are starting to come to life after what seems like a very long cold period! Pete, our Plant Manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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Cordyline Can Can For April | Jo’s Top Picks

Take a look at Jo's plant suggestion for the month of April, with tips and advice.

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How To Grow Seed Potatoes

Here at Garden Store we have a wide range of seeds, onions sets and seed potatoes and all of the tools and equipment you need to get you started. Take a look at our guide to growing your own crop of potatoes, then have a go for yourself!

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Spend Wisely | Notes From Boyd

Creating a garden should be so easy, much easier than decorating a room or choosing a new kitchen, but it seems to fill many people with dread. Our CEO Boyd gives you all his tip tips for creating a garden and working with a budget.

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Hebe For March | Jo’s Top Picks

Take a look at Jo's plant suggestion for the month of March, with tips and advice.

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Jobs For March | Tips From Pete

Gardens are starting to come to life after what seems like a very long cold period! Pete, our Plant Manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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Hellebores For February | Jo’s Top Picks

Take a look at Jo's plant suggestion for the month of February, with tips and advice.

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Jobs For February | Tips From Pete

Spring is fast approaching and there is plenty to start preparing before the planting season begins! Pete, our plant manager is on hand to give you his top tips for this coming seasons gardening.

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