25 02, 2018

Prune Fruit Trees now

February 25th, 2018|

Digging and trenching can continue throughout December but not when soil is frozen or very wet. Prune bush and standard roses also continue to prune fruit trees and bushes of all kind. If the weather is very cold close up greenhouses earlier in the afternoon to keep off the worst frost, but a few degrees [...]

4 02, 2018

Snowdrops

February 4th, 2018|

The first Snowdrops are beginning to appear, this flower has a special connection to Epsom. Snowdrops were picked in the spring from the estate of Lord Rosebery off Chalk Lane and sold in bunches in Epsom for the Least We Forget Fund to aid wounded soldiers from the First World War. This began in 1919 [...]

8 01, 2018

Happy Hew Year

January 8th, 2018|

You may not want to have to think about the garden over Christmas but now is the time to plan for the better weather. Pot up some primulas or polyanthus as there is nothing more cheerful! All you need to get started is a wide, shallow pot to put half a dozen in. Plant them [...]

22 12, 2017

Christmas Plants Folklore Mistletoe

December 22nd, 2017|

This fascinating plant is a partial parasite which produces suckers that grow into the host tree.  Many people believe that mistletoe has magical powers and is venerated in Africa , Japan and New Guinea , it plays an important part in fertility ceremonies as it was believed that women who wanted to conceive should wear [...]

8 09, 2017

Autumn has arrived and Christmas will not be far behind.

September 8th, 2017|

Autumn is here so it's time to get ready for winter and have the garden looking great for Christmas. There are lots to do such as jet washing that patio, hedge trimming ,tree pruning and giving the garden a good tidy up. Also making sure those fences can stand up to the winter storms. We [...]

3 07, 2017

SWEET PEAS

July 3rd, 2017|

The gardens are full of sweet peas at the moment with their  intense perfume  and coming in almost all  colours . There  are 250 varieties including  stunning bicolour. They grow on vines which can reach 6ft tall. In the language of flowers they mean blissful pleasure delicate pleasure goodbye -departure and thank you for a [...]